Definition of School. Meaning of School. Synonyms of School

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Definition of School

School
School School, n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with school for learning.] A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
School
School School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, 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.] 1. 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. Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. --Acts xix. 9. 2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school. As he sat in the school at his primer. --Chaucer. 3. A session of an institution of instruction. How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day? --Shak. 4. 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. At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still dominant in the schools. --Macaulay. 5. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held. 6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils. What is the great community of Christians, but one of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which God has instituted for the education of various intelligences? --Buckminster. 7. 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. Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians. --Jer. Taylor. 8. 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. His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools. --A. S. Hardy. 9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience. Boarding school, Common school, District school, Normal school, etc. See under Boarding, Common, District, etc. High school, a free public school nearest the rank of a college. [U. S.] School board, a corporation established by law in every borough or parish in England, and elected by the burgesses or ratepayers, with the duty of providing public school accommodation for all children in their district. School committee, School board, an elected committee of citizens having charge and care of the public schools in any district, town, or city, and responsible for control of the money appropriated for school purposes. [U. S.]
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Megarian Me*ga"ri*an, Megaric Me*gar"ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. Megarian, or Megaric, school, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his disciples, and remarkable for its logical subtlety.

Meaning of School from wikipedia

- 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...
- provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools typically follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational...
- The role of a school counselor is critical. A school counselor works in primary (elementary and middle) schools and/or secondary schools to provide academic...
- A middle school (also known as intermediate school, junior high school, or lower secondary school) is an educational stage which exists in some countries...
- The Dragon School is one school on two sites in Oxford, England. The Prep School (children aged 8–13) and Dragon Pre-Prep (ages 4–7) are both co-educational...
- A school bus is a type of bus owned, leased, contracted to, or operated by a school or school district. It is regularly used to transport students to...
- A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located...
- State schools, called public schools in North America and many other countries, are generally primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all...
- A boarding school provides education for pupils who live on the premises, as opposed to a day school. The word "boarding" is used in the sense of "room...
- School discipline relates to the actions taken by a teacher or the school organization towards a student (or group of students) when the student's behavior...
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