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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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. Hillary Clinton for president:

    As a lifelong fighter for children and families, I am deeply honored to have earned the endorsement of the National Education Association and their nearly 3 million members, the teachers and educators of the NEA shape our future. NEA members work hard every day to provide the education and support our children need to grow and prosper.

  2. Jean Piaget:

    The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Deficient discipline can impede every other asset one may possess, including education, intelligence, and experience.

  4. Paul. F. Meekin:

    A school cannot exist as a permanent form of education. It can only exist until the student discovers that they can learn more themselves from the real world. From that moment on the majority always look for the most promising place the highest wisdom outside of school, with the result of schooling always collapsing over lifes education.

  5. Grant Woods:

    I think Arizona is about a couple of election cycles behind Nevada in going blue, if the Republican Party wants to continue to push in the direction of being anti-education, and they want to be the party of... the bigoted, then they are going to go down the drain in the Southwestern US Senate, because that's not what Southwestern US Senate is. It's a very culturally diverse place that values education and is going in the opposite direction. You can see where [ the politics ] are going.

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4 Comments

  • Without education,without civisation in the world
    LikeReplyReport4 years ago
  • 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 24 years ago
  • 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
  • EDUCATION- is the process of facilitating learning, because education involves sharing of ideas between teacher and learner.
    LikeReplyReport6 years ago

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