What does public school mean?

Definitions for public school

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word public school.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. public school(noun)

    a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

  2. public school(noun)

    private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition


  1. public school(Noun)

    A fee-charging private or independent school.

  2. public school(Noun)

    A publicly administered school.

  3. Origin: From public (in the English sense, "open to all members of a community"; in the North American/Australian sense, "carried out or funded by the state on behalf of the people") + school.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public school in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public school in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Evelyn Waugh:

    That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down.

  2. Jake Tapper:

    I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school, but that's another story.

  3. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

  4. Amy Paternite:

    They still want good restaurants, but now it's also about space, affordability and being able to send their kids to a good public school.

  5. Carly Ross:

    We really help them walk through the early days of the integration process, we take them to apply for public school, we take them to the doctor, we teach them how to speak English.

Images & Illustrations of public school

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Translations for public school

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • koulu, yleinen, peruskouluFinnish
  • សាលាសាធារណៈ, សាលារដ្ឋKhmer
  • [[escola]] [[pública]]Portuguese

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