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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
school (noun)
1.
an organization that provides instruction as
a) an institution for the teaching of children
b) - college university
c) (1) a group of and teachers pursuing knowledge together that with similar groups constituted a medieval university - scholars
(2) one of the four faculties of a medieval university
(3) an institution for specialized higher education often associated with a university - the school of engineering
d) an establishment offering specialized instruction - a secretarial school driving schools
2.
a) (1) the process of teaching or learning especially at a school
(2) attendance at a school
(3) a session of a school
b) a school building
c) the students attending a school , also its teachers and students
3.
a source of knowledge - experience was his school
4.
a) a group of persons who hold a common doctrine or follow the same teacher (as in philosophy, theology, or medicine) - the Aristotelian school , also the doctrine or practice of such a group
b) a group of artists under a common influence
c) a group of persons of similar opinions or behavior , also the shared opinions or behavior of such a group - other schools of thought
5.
the regulations governing military drill of individuals or units , also the exercises carried out - the school of the soldier
school (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to teach or drill in a specific knowledge or skill - well schooled in languages
b) to discipline or habituate to something - school oneself in patience
2.
to educate in an institution of learning teach
school (noun)
a large number of fish or aquatic animals of one kind swimming together
school (verb)
intransitive verb
to swim or feed in a school - bluefish are schooling
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
school (noun)
a place or establishment for teaching and learning
SYNONIMS:
academe, academy, seminary
RELATED WORDS:
boarding school, prep, preparatory school, prep school; common school, elementary school, grammar school, high school, junior high school, kindergarten, middle school, primary school, public school, secondary school, senior high school, trade school, training school; charter school, magnet school, minischool; madrassa ( madrasa madrassah madrasah), Sunday school, yeshiva ( yeshivah)
school (verb)
to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field
SYNONIMS:
educate, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, train, tutor
RELATED WORDS:
coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill ( instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain
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