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SCHOOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does school mean? 

SCHOOL (noun)
  The noun SCHOOL has 7 senses:

1. an educational institution
2. a building where young people receive education
3. the process of being formally educated at a school
4. an educational institution's faculty and students
5. the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session
6. a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
7. a large group of fish

  Familiarity information: SCHOOL used as a noun is common.


SCHOOL (verb)
  The verb SCHOOL has 3 senses:

1. educate in or as if in a school
2. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
3. swim in or form a large group of fish

  Familiarity information: SCHOOL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCHOOL (noun)


Sense 1school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An educational institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the school was founded in 1900

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

educational institution (an institution dedicated to education)

Meronyms (members of "school"):

school teacher; schoolteacher (a teacher in a school below the college level)

faculty; staff (the body of teachers and administrators at a school)

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

tech; technical school (a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences)

training school (a school providing practical vocational and technical training)

veterinary school (a school teaching veterinary medicine)

conservatory (the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts)

alma mater (your alma mater is a school you graduated from)

public school (a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board)

private school (a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition)

dance school (a school where students are taught to dance)

day school (a school giving instruction during the daytime)

night school (a school that holds classes in the evenings for students who cannot attend during the day)

Sabbath school; Sunday school (school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction)

elementary school; grade school; grammar school; primary school (a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades)

secretarial school (a school where secretarial skills (typing and shorthand and filing etc) are taught)

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

riding school (a school where horsemanship is taught and practiced)

academy (a school for special training)

correspondence school (a school that teaches nonresident students by mail)

crammer (a special school where students are crammed)

dancing school (a school in which students learn to dance)

direct-grant school (formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities)

driving school (a school where people are taught to drive automobiles)

finishing school (a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities)

flying school (a school for teaching students to fly airplanes)

grad school; graduate school (a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree)

language school (a school for teaching foreign languages)

nursing school; school of nursing (a school for training nurses)

religious school (a school run by a religious body)


Sense 2school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A building where young people receive education

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

schoolhouse; school

Context examples:

the school was built in 1932 / he walked to school every morning

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

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)

Meronyms (parts of "school"):

classroom; schoolroom (a room in a school where lessons take place)

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

conservatoire; conservatory (a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts)

day school (a school building without boarding facilities)

Holonyms ("school" is a part of...):

school system (establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school)


Sense 3school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of being formally educated at a school

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

schooling; school

Context example:

what will you do when you finish school?

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

education (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge)


Sense 4school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An educational institution's faculty and students

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

the school keeps parents informed / the whole school turned out for the game

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

educational institution (an institution dedicated to education)


Sense 5school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

schooltime; school day; school

Context examples:

stay after school / he didn't miss a single day of school / when the school day was done we would walk home together

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

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "school"):

study hall (a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study)


Sense 6school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the Venetian school of painting

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

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

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

secession; sezession (an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s)

lake poets (English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it)

art nouveau (a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers)

pointillism (a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France)

historical school (a school of 19th century German economists and legal philosophers who tried to explain modern economic systems in evolutionary or historical terms)

deconstructivism (a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction)

Ashcan School; Eight (a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life)


Sense 7school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large group of fish

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

shoal; school

Context example:

a school of small glittering fish swam by

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

animal group (a group of animals)

Meronyms (members of "school"):

fish (any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills)


SCHOOL (verb)


Sense 1school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Educate in or as if in a school

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions

Hypernyms (to "school" is one way to...):

educate (give an education to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "school"):

home-school (educate (one's children) at home instead of sending (them) to a school)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Train to be discriminative in taste or judgment

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

civilise; civilize; school; cultivate; educate; train

Context examples:

Cultivate your musical taste / Train your tastebuds / She is well schooled in poetry

Hypernyms (to "school" is one way to...):

down; fine-tune; polish; refine (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "school"):

sophisticate (make less natural or innocent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3school [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Swim in or form a large group of fish

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait

Hypernyms (to "school" is one way to...):

swim (travel through water)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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