What does education mean?

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

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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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How to say education in sign language?

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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. Hefin David:

    The Welsh Labour campaign that I am running in Caerphilly is about the bread and butter issues of health, education and social services, if people want to vote to get out of Europe they can do that on June 23. This is the Assembly campaign and I think they should be separate ... I'm not thinking past May 5.

  2. Frank Pavone:

    It's not just a question of 'Let's teach them sex education so they'll know how to prevent the pregnancy,' the fundamental disagreement comes on that basic question of 'What's human sexuality all about?'.

  3. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    If I am elected president, in the first days as president, I will direct the Department of Education that Common Core ends that day.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice, and on the love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in Notes on Virginia [by Thomas Jefferson] is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or, if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?

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