Definitions for school
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word school.
an educational institution
"the school was founded in 1900"
a building where young people receive education
"the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
the process of being formally educated at a school
"what will you do when you finish school?"
a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
"the Venetian school of painting"
school, schooltime, school daynoun
the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session
"stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
an educational institution's faculty and students
"the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
a large group of fish
"a school of small glittering fish swam by"
educate in or as if in a school
"The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseverb
teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
"Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
swim in or form a large group of fish
"A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: schola, Latin; ecole, French.
Their age the same, their inclinations too,
And bred together in one school they grew. Dryden.
My end being private, I have not expressed my conceptions in the language of the schools. Digby.
Writers on that subject have turned it into a composition of hard words, trifles, and subtilties, for the mere use of the schools, and that only to amuse men with empty sounds. Isaac Watts.
The calf breed to the rural trade,
Set him betimes to school, and let him be
Instructed there in rules of husbandry. Dryden.
No craz’d brain could ever yet propound,
Touching the soul, so vain and fond a thought;
But some among these masters have been found,
Which in their schools the self-same thing had taught. Davies.
Let no man be less confident in his faith, concerning the great blessings God designs in these divine mysteries, by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians, concerning the consequent blessings thereof. Taylor.
The first principles of Christian religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets. Robert Sanderson.
A man may find an infinite number of propositions in books of metaphysicks, school divinity, and natural philosophy, and know as little of God, spirits, or bodies, as he did before. John Locke.
Etymology: from the noun
Una her besought to be so good
As in her virtuous rules to school her knight. Fa. Queen.
He’s gentle, never school’d, and yet learned. William Shakespeare.
You shall go with me;
I have some private schooling for you both. William Shakespeare.
Cousin, school yourself; but for your husband,
He’s noble, wise, judicious. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
School your child,
And ask why God’s anointed he revil’d. Dryden.
If this be schooling, ’tis well for the considerer: I’ll engage that no adversary of his shall in this sense ever school him. Francis Atterbury.
A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below) but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university, but these higher education institutions are usually not compulsory. In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary (Elementary in the US) and secondary (Middle school in the US) education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods. There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, madrasa, hawzas (Shi'a schools), yeshivas (Jewish schools), and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, military education and training and business schools. In home schooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside a traditional school building. Schools are commonly organized in several different organizational models, including departmental, small learning communities, academies, integrated, and schools-within-a-school.
A school is an institution or organization which provides education and instruction to students of various age groups. It typically consists of classrooms, teachers, and a curriculum designed to promote learning and academic development. Schools may offer a range of subjects and activities, aiming to equip students with knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their personal growth and future success.
a shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish
a place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets
a place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school
a session of an institution of instruction
one of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning
the room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held
an assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils
the disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc
the canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school
figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience
to train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach
to tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train
Etymology: [OE. scole, AS. sclu, L. schola, Gr. leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as , the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See Scheme.]
A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country, but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university. In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children. University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods. There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, hawzas, yeshivas, and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, Military education and training and business schools.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skōōl, n. a place for instruction: an institution of learning, esp. for children: the pupils of a school: exercises for instruction: the disciples of a particular teacher, or those who hold a common doctrine: a large number of fish migrating together, a shoal: a system of training: any means of knowledge, esp. (mus.) a treatise teaching some particular branch of the art: a large hall in English universities, where the examinations for degrees, &c., are held—hence, one of these examinations (gen. pl.) also the group of studies taken by a man competing for honours in these: a single department of a university: (pl.) the body of masters and students in a college.—v.t. to educate in a school: to instruct: to admonish, to discipline.—adj. School′able, of school age.—ns. School′-board, a board of managers, elected by the ratepayers, whose duty it is to see that adequate means of education are provided for the children of a town or district; School′-boy, a boy attending a school: one learning the rudiments of a subject; School′-clerk, one versed in the learning of schools; School′-craft, learning; School′-dame, a schoolmistress.—n.pl. School′-days, the time of life during which one goes to school.—ns. School′-divine′; School′-divin′ity, scholastic or seminary theology; School′-doc′tor, a schoolman; School′ery (Spens.), something taught, precepts; School′-fell′ow, one taught at the same school: an associate at school; School′girl a girl attending school.—n.pl. School′-hours, time spent at school in acquiring instruction.—ns. School′-house, a house of discipline and instruction: a house used as a school: a schoolmaster's house; School′ing, instruction in school: tuition: the price paid for instruction: reproof, reprimand; School′-inspec′tor, an official appointed to examine schools; School′-ma'am, a schoolmistress; School′-maid, a school-girl; School′man, one of the philosophers and theologians of the second half of the middle ages; School′master, the master or teacher of a school, a pedagogue:—fem. School′mistress, a woman who teaches or who merely governs a school; School′-mate, one who attends the same school; School′-name, an abstract term, an abstraction; School′-pence, a small sum paid for school-teaching; School′-point, a point for scholastic disputation; School′-room, a room for teaching in: school accommodation; School′-ship, a vessel used for teaching practical navigation.—adj. School′-taught, taught at school or in the schools.—ns. School′-teach′er, one who teaches in a school; School′-teach′ing; School′-time, the time at which a school opens; School′-whale, one of a school of whales; Board′-school, a school under the control of a school-board.—Grammar school, High school, a school of secondary instruction, standing between the primary school and the university; National schools, those schools in Ireland which are under the commissioners of national education; Oxford school, a name given to that party which adopted the principles contained in the Tracts for the Times (cf. Tractarianism); Parochial schools, in Scotland, schools in every parish for general education; Primary school, a school for elementary instruction; Public school, an elementary or primary school: a school under the control of a school-board: an endowed classical school for providing a liberal education for such as can pay high for it—Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester, Westminster, Shrewsbury, Charterhouse, St Paul's, and Merchant Taylors′, &c.; Ragged school, a free school for destitute children's education and often maintenance, supported by voluntary efforts; Sunday school, a school held on Sunday for religious instruction; Tübingen school, a rationalistic school of theologians founded by F. C. Baur (1792-1860), which explained the origin of the Catholic Church as due to the gradual fusion of an antagonistic Judaistic and Gentile party, the various stages of fusion being capable of being traced in the extant documents.—The schoolmaster is abroad, a phrase of Brougham's implying that education and intelligence are now widely spread. [L. schola—Gr. scholē, leisure, a school.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A training-place--mental, physical, moral. Good boys are boys at work. Bad boys are good boys who misdirect their energies.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A term applied to a shoal of any of the cetacean animals.
A specific era in hiphop history. There have been many discussions about the difference between the "Old School" and the New School". One accepted view was put to words in alt.rap by Charles L. Isbell: All of time can be divided pretty easily this way: * Everything before "Run DMC" (Run DMC) * Everything before "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" (Public Enemy) It gets harder after that, but maybe you'd have to label parallel movements with stuff like: * Everything before "Straight Outta Compton" (NWA) and "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" (Ice Cube) for the West Coast Gangsta Movement * Everything before "3 Feet High And Rising" (De La Soul) and "Low End Theory" (A Tribe Called Quest) for the Jazz/Bohemian Movement Others seem to think we're about to enter the Everything before "93 'Til Infinity" (Souls of Mischief) era for the Ascendency of Hieroglyphics, but I'll reserve judgement on that. There are also several dark moments: MC Hammer ushered in the HipPop Era and Vanilla "No I really used to be rich; May I take your order?" Ice ushered in something unspeakable (Snow, if nothing else). Hmmmmm, here's a way to pass the time: what are the key moments/movements and what albums/artists best represent them? How have they influenced the direction of rap? Making no value judgements, I'd have to say that the four most influential hiphop moments/movements are the ones I listed above and for obvious reasons.
A building that people attend to learn and receive an education.
The local school is attended by children during the day and adults use it at night to attend night classes.
Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020
A type of education system for the provision of education, learning, training, instruction for a range of curriculum, courses and study for students with just sufficient classrooms, buildings and appropriate forms of housing, leisure and sports facilities, gym, space for vehicles and bicycles, open space and landscaping, provided as a goodwill gesture to members of the public and paid for with a variety of local unity government funding, regional unity government funding, national unity government funding, european unity government funding, international unity government funding, business funding, philanthropy income, music artist philanthropy income, citizen income and crowdfunding.
Schools are amazing places to learn, interact, play, laugh, dance and have fun.
Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, School is ranked #63698 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The School surname appeared 313 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname School.
92.9% or 291 total occurrences were White.
2.5% or 8 total occurrences were Black.
2.2% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #232
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Written Corpus Frequency: #254
Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Nouns Frequency: #28
The numerical value of school in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of school in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
Both Lightfoot-Franklin and Both Lightfoot-Franklin husband reportedly called the campus and the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Districts transportation department repeatedly. Where is he ? The school doesnt know. The transportation doesnt know, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. So we were just riding around, looking for him. I didnt know where I was going. I just knew I would take the route to the school. PENNSYLVANIA GROUP DELIVERS THOUSANDS OF COOKIES TO FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC After driving around theMiramesa neighborhood of Cypress, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin received a notification that Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin Ring doorbell camera detected activity at Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin front door. I dont know if your mommys here. Is Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin usually here, baby ? asked a mystery woman who appeared at the familys front door with Colton. Do you know mommys phone number ? the woman said. According to a post shared by Lightfoot-Franklin on Saturday, the woman, identified as Kim, said she found Colton running frantically down West Road. She said it looked like he was running for his life, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. Because it was Coltons first day back in the classroom, his teacher had placed a sticker with his address on his shirt. Kims daughter noticed the sticker, prompting her toput the address in her phone and found out she was about half a mile away. After driving towards his house, Colton began to recognize things and told Kim which way to turn. After waiting outside Coltons house, Lightfoot-Franklin eventually pulled up and proceeded to run and hug her son.The two mothersthen shared a hug. Theres nothing that we can do to repay her, like, she didnt have to stop. She couldve went on about her day. But she took the time to notice a little boy in trouble. Especially in this climate that were going through. Coronavirus. Everything. She took the time and risked her family being exposed to a stranger. She gave me a hug, knowing Im a stranger. That just shows that there are people still out there and compassionate that care about one another. We just want to thank her. I dont know what we can do, but I just want to formally thank her. Colton was back on the bus Friday, and he got off at the right bus stop to make it home before 5 p.m. Lightfoot-Franklin did not immediately return FoxNews request for comment. TEXAS PARAMEDIC RESCUES DOG THAT FELL OFF 70-FOOT CLIFF The Franklins reportedly have said the school district has apologized and is investigating to find out what exactly happened. But in a statement to KHOUfrom Leslie Francis, the school districtsassistant superintendent of communication and community relations, didnt acknowledge that.
My son Muhammad Tayyab ... told me that he was not feeling well yesterday and not willing to go to school but I insisted he not miss the class. So on my insistence he went to school, yesterday when I heard the news of the attack on the school I rushed to the spot, tried to reach the school but I couldn't because the operation was in progress. Then students started coming out, dead bodies and injured students ... Despite my poor financial condition, I did everything to give him a quality education. He was my everything and in just one moment I lost everything.
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
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.
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Translations for school
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- universiteit, skool, kollege, departement, leerAfrikaans
- جامعة, قسم, مدرسة, كليةArabic
- বিদ্যালয়, পাঠশালাAssamese
- факултет, шко́ла, пасаж, учи́лище, обучавам, коле́ж, университе́тBulgarian
- སླབ་གྲྭTibetan Standard
- kevrenn, skol, skolioù, skoliata, kelenn, moudenn, skol-veurBreton
- banc, escola, mola de peixCatalan, Valencian
- škola, hejnoCzech
- stime, skoleDanish
- Schule, Fakultät, Schwarm, unterrichten, schulen, Universität, HochschuleGerman
- σχολείο, πανεπιστήμιο, διδάσκω, κοπάδι, εκπαιδεύω, διαπαιδαγωγώ, σχολήGreek
- skolo, lernejoEsperanto
- facultad, banco de peces, universidad, escolarizar, escuela, cardumen, educarSpanish
- ikastetxe, eskola, ikastolaBasque
- koulukunta, parvi, koulu, kouluttaa, yliopistoFinnish
- vað, torva, skúliFaroese
- école, banc, collège, universitéFrench
- sgoilScottish Gaelic
- નિશાળ, વિદ્યાલયGujarati
- מכללה, להקה, בית ספר, אסכולה, אוניברסיטה, פקולטה, לימדHebrew
- विद्यालय, मद्रसा, स्कूलHindi
- lekòlHaitian Creole
- raj, iskola, egyetem, főiskolaHungarian
- դպրոց, ֆակուլտետ, վտառArmenian
- inseniar, banco, schola, educar, instruerInterlingua
- fakultas, sekolah, universitasIndonesian
- scuola, università, facoltà, scuola di pensieroItalian
- בית ספרHebrew
- 魚群, 学校, 大学, 大学院, 群れJapanese
- atuarfikKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- វ៉ូង, សាលារៀនKhmer
- ಶಾಲೆ, ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯKannada
- 학교, 學校Korean
- collēgium, ūniversitās, lūdus, scholaLatin
- SchoulLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- wharekura, kuraMāori
- училиште, школаMacedonian
- kolej, universiti, sekolah, fakulti, maktabMalay
- istitut, kulleġġ, skola, universitàMaltese
- school, universiteit, scholenDutch
- lære opp, stim, skole, fakultet, skolere, utdanneNorwegian
- óltaʼNavajo, Navaho
- скъолаOssetian, Ossetic
- ਮਦਰੱਸਾ, ਸਕੂਲPanjabi, Punjabi
- ławica, szkoła, uczelniaPolish
- ښوونځیPashto, Pushto
- ensinar, escolarizar, escola, colégio, doutrina, universidade, faculdade, cardume, educar, instruirPortuguese
- yachay wasiQuechua
- scoula, scolaRomansh
- antrena, învăța, gimnaziu, școală, școală superiară, școlariza, universitate, facultate, școală medie, colegiu, educa, instruiRomanian
- ка́федра, вы́сшая шко́ла, консервато́рия, факульте́т, вы́сшее уче́бное заведе́ние, колле́дж, учи́ть, институ́т, уче́ние, университе́т, те́хникум, кося́к, шко́ла, акаде́мия, учи́лище, школаRussian
- scola, isciola, iscolaSardinian
- академија, školati, школовати, школа, univerzitet, obučavati, katedra, škȏla, sveùčilīšte, свеу̀чилӣште, fakultet, факу̀лте̄т, катедра, akademija, školovati, факултет, јато, шко̑ла, koledž, колеџ, jato, универзитет, школати, обучаватиSerbo-Croatian
- ඉස්කෝලය, පාසැලSinhala, Sinhalese
- šola, učitiSlovene
- sekoloSouthern Sotho
- skola, institution, högskola, universitet, stim, fakultet, lära, lärosäte, skolbildningSwedish
- பள்ளி, பாடசாலைTamil
- పాఠశాల, బడి, విద్యాలయంTelugu
- โรงเรียน, วิทยาลัย, วิลยาลัยThai
- mekdep, uçilişşeTurkmen
- pakultad, aktitud, departamento, eskuwelahan, magturo, turuan, kagawaran, sanayin, aral, turo, sangay, paaralan, institusyon, pamantasanTagalog
- üniversite, fakülte, ekol, okul, mektepTurkish
- مەكتەپUyghur, Uighur
- ви́ща шко́ла, те́хнікум, акаде́мія, учи́лище, інститу́т, шко́ла, консервато́рія, відді́лення, коле́дж, ви́щий навча́льний за́клад, університе́т, згра́я, факульте́т, навча́тиUkrainian
- سکول, اسکول, مدرسہUrdu
- trường, trường học, trường đại học, đại họcVietnamese
- donajul, julVolapük
- שולע, שולYiddish
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