Meaning of school


Pronunciation: (skl), [key]
— n.
  1. an institution where instruction is given, esp. to persons under college age: The children are at school.
  2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
  3. a college or university.
  4. a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction: summer school.
  5. a session of such a course: no school today; to be kept after school.
  6. the activity or process of learning under instruction, esp. at a school for the young: As a child, I never liked school.
  7. one's formal education: They plan to be married when he finishes school.
  8. a building housing a school.
  9. the body of students, or students and teachers, belonging to an educational institution: The entire school rose when the principal entered the auditorium.
  10. a building, room, etc., in a university, set apart for the use of one of the faculties or for some particular purpose: the school of agriculture.
  11. a particular faculty or department of a university having the right to recommend candidates for degrees, and usually beginning its program of instruction after the student has completed general education: medical school.
  12. any place, situation, etc., tending to teach anything.
  13. the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.: the Platonic school of philosophy.
  14. the modern school; the Florentine school.
    1. a group of artists, as painters, writers, or musicians, whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence:the modern school; the Florentine school.
    2. the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity:the French school.
  15. any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
  16. parts of close-order drill applying to the individualthe squador the like.
  17. a group of people gathered together, esp. for gambling or drinking.
  18. the faculties of a university.
  19. the schoolmen in a medieval university.
  1. of or connected with a school or schools.
  2. of the schoolmen.
  1. to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
  2. to reprimand.


Pronunciation: (skl), [key]
— n.
  1. a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
  1. to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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