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Meaning of SCHOOL

Pronunciation:  skool

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
  2. [n]  the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"
  3. [n]  a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
  4. [n]  a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
  5. [n]  an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
  6. [n]  an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
  7. [n]  the period of instruction in a school; "stay after school" or"he didn't miss a single day of school"
  8. [v]  educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
  9. [v]  train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

SCHOOL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: civilise, civilize, cultivate, schoolhouse, schooling, schooltime, shoal, train
 See Also: academy, alma mater, animal group, Ashcan School, body, building, classroom, conservatoire, conservatory, conservatory, correspondence school, crammer, dance school, dancing school, day school, day school, deconstructivism, direct-grant school, down, driving school, edifice, educate, education, educational institution, elementary school, faculty, fine-tune, finishing school, fish, flying school, grade school, graduate school, grammar school, Gymnasium, historical school, language school, lycee, lyceum, middle school, night school, nursing school, period, period of time, polish, primary school, private school, public school, refine, riding school, Sabbath school, school of nursing, school system, school teacher, schoolroom, schoolteacher, secondary school, secretarial school, seminary, sophisticate, staff, Sunday school, tech, technical school, time period, training school, veterinary school



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \School\, n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with
    school for learning.]
    A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
  2. \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
             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.]
    {School days}, the period in which youth are sent to school.
    {School district}, a division of a town or city for
       establishing and conducting schools. [U.S.]
    {Sunday school}, or {Sabbath school}, a school held on Sunday
       for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the
       pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school,
  3. \School\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Schooled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a
       school; to teach.
             He's gentle, never schooled, and yet learned.
    2. To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to
       systematic discipline; to train.
             It now remains for you to school your child, And ask
             why God's Anointed be reviled.        --Dryden.
             The mother, while loving her child with the
             intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself
             to hope for little other return than the waywardness
             of an April breeze.                   --Hawthorne.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in school means feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about performance and abilities. You may also be going through a "spiritual learning" experience. If you are still in school and dream about school, then it will naturally serve as a backdrop to your dream world. Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life.