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Definition of Schools
School School, n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with
school for learning.]
A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
SchoolSchool 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
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
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,
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,
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.] schoolMegarian Me*ga"ri*an, Megaric Me*gar"ic, a.
Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient
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 Schools from wikipedia
. The names
for these schools
vary by country
(discussed in the Regional section
below) but generally include primary school
- many schools
. The schools petitioned
the King, Edward
VI, for an endowment. Examples
of schools receiving endowments
are King Edward
VI Grammar School
- grammar schools
to provide secondary education throughout England
and Wales; Scotland
system. Grammar schools
- 13 and 18. UK state schools accommodate pupils between
the ages of 11-16 or 11-18. Secondary schools follow
on from primary schools
- In Islam, there
are three traditional types
of jurisprudence, schools
(theological creed) and Sufi orders. There...
- independent school
in its finances
and governance. Also known
as private schools
, non-governmental, privately
funded, or non-state schools
- providing education between primary school
and secondary school
. The concept, regulation
of middle schools
, as well as the ages covered,...
- 40 countries. There
are also a number
of Waldorf-based public schools
, charter schools
and academies, as well as an active Waldorf homeschooling
at such fee-charging schools
a slim majority
of cabinet ministers since
1964 were educated
at state schools
. This gives
- can be satisfied
in public schools
, state-certified private schools
, or an approved
program. In most schools
, compulsory education
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