Synonyms of school


1. school, educational institution

usage: an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"

2. school, schoolhouse, building, edifice

usage: a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"

3. school, schooling, education

usage: the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"

4. school, body

usage: a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"

5. school, schooltime, school day, time period, period of time, period

usage: 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"

6. school, educational institution

usage: an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"

7. school, shoal, animal group

usage: a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"


1. school, educate

usage: educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"

2. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise, polish, refine, fine-tune, down

usage: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

3. school, swim

usage: swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

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