What does education mean?

Definitions for education
ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃəned·u·ca·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word education.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity(noun)

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

  2. education(noun)

    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

    "it was clear that he had a very broad education"

  3. education(noun)

    the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

    "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

  4. education(noun)

    the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

  5. education, training, breeding(noun)

    the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

    "a woman of breeding and refinement"

  6. Department of Education, Education Department, Education(noun)

    the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

Wiktionary

  1. education(Noun)

    The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment

    A good teacher is essential for a good education

    Etymology: From educatio, from educo, from educo. See educate.

  2. education(Noun)

    Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally

    Etymology: From educatio, from educo, from educo. See educate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Education(noun)

    the act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Education

    as conceived of by Ruskin, and alone worthy of the name, "the leading human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them"; and attained, "not by telling a man what he knew not, but by making him what he was not."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. education

    A form of self-delusion by those who muff every good wheeze.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Education

    Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.

Editors Contribution

  1. education

    To educate for a specific purpose.

    Education is vital across the world to ensure we all work in unity and harmony with each other, the animals and nature.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'education' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'education' in Written Corpus Frequency: #715

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'education' in Nouns Frequency: #110

Anagrams for education »

  1. auctioned, cautioned

  2. Auctioned

  3. Cautioned

How to pronounce education?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of education in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of education in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of education in a Sentence

  1. Vicky Ntetema:

    There's absolutely no political will among leaders to end these macabre killings ... what is so special with these (traditional) healers to the extent that our leaders ignore albino killings? albinism is not a disease. People must understand albinos are normal people like everyone else and the government has a role to play to ensure this education reaches many people since most of the killings involve members of the family.

  2. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Nagging questions remain Where is the line between making the most of one's potential and reaching for the unattainable Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.

  3. Robert Trammell:

    In addition to the question of public safety, a weapon in a classroom environment is antithetical to the idea and mission of post-secondary education.

  4. Cora Breuner:

    Not only do kids have sex when you have an abstinence-only curriculum, they get pregnant more than those who have a comprehensive sexual education.

  5. Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg:

    Some people have voted Republican just as a matter of course for a very long time. Now that the Republican Party has abandoned them in its policies, there's a huge opening for Democrats to get in and in particular, for someone like me to build the kind of coalition I need in order to win, so many people I talk to in these rural communities don't really think of themselves as political, don't talk a lot in terms of party, but when you hear what they're concerned about, it's access to healthcare, it's more investment in education, it's putting an end to this trade war.

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4 Comments

  • Uwimana Berthilde
    Without education,without civisation in the world
    LikeReplyReport4 years ago
  • Ipyana Eddy
    Education also may be defined as the whole process of acquiring knowledge,values, skills, and attitudes with an ability of exercising what has been acquired in the society
    LikeReplyReport 25 years ago
  • Richard Lawrence
    Education is an all-round development of individual which is enjoyed by the recipient and his relations, the community, the society and wherever he goes. All-round development include the spiritual, physical, social and mental aspect. Any of the four mentioned aspects that is lacked by an individual becomes a minus to him. Each person therefore ought to try and acquire an "all-round education." 
    LikeReplyReport 26 years ago
  • Cleverson JM Andrew Mbwilo
    EDUCATION- is the process of facilitating learning, because education involves sharing of ideas between teacher and learner.
    LikeReplyReport6 years ago

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