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Definition of 'school'


  1. an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
  2. a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
       Synonyms: schoolhouse
  3. the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"
       Synonyms: schooling
  4. an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
  5. the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session; "stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
       Synonyms: schooltime school day
  6. a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
  7. a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
       Synonyms: shoal


  1. educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
  2. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
       Synonyms: educate train cultivate civilize civilise
  3. swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

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