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Noun: school  skool
  1. An educational institution
    "the school was founded in 1900"
     
  2. A building where young people receive education
    "he walked to school every morning"; "the school was built in 1932";
    - schoolhouse
     
  3. The process of being formally educated at a school
    "what will you do when you finish school?";
    - schooling
     
  4. A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
    "the Venetian school of painting"
     
  5. 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";
    - schooltime, school day
     
  6. An educational institution's faculty and students
    "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
     
  7. A large group of fish
    "a school of small glittering fish swam by";
    - shoal
     
  8. [N. Amer] A large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
    - university, uni [Brit]
     
  9. [N. Amer] Establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
    - university, uni [Brit]
     
  10. [N. Amer] The body of faculty and students at a university
    - university, uni [Brit]
Verb: school  skool
  1. Educate in or as if in a school
    "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
     
  2. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "She is well schooled in poetry";
    - educate, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise [Brit]
     
  3. Swim in or form a large group of fish
    "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

Derived forms: schooling, schooled, schools

Type of: animal group, body, building, down, edifice, educate, education, educational institution, establishment, fine-tune, period, period of time, polish, refine, swim, time period

Part of: academe, academia, school system

Encyclopedia: School