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PUBLIC SCHOOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does public school mean? 

PUBLIC SCHOOL (noun)
  The noun PUBLIC SCHOOL has 2 senses:

1. a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
2. private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition

  Familiarity information: PUBLIC SCHOOL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUBLIC SCHOOL (noun)


Sense 1public school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("public school" is a kind of...):

school (an educational institution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "public school"):

charter school (an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools)


Sense 2public school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("public school" is a kind of...):

Gymnasium; lycee; lyceum; middle school; secondary school (a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "public school"):

Eton College (a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire)

Winchester College (the oldest English public school; located in Winchester)


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