school
Pronunciation Noun

school (plural schools)

  1. (collective) A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
    The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.
  2. A multitude.
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school (schools, present participle schooling; past and past participle schooled)

  1. (intransitive) (of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.
Noun

school (plural schools)

  1. (US, Canada) An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
    Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood.
    Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school.
  2. (British) An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
  3. (UK) At Eton College, a period or session of teaching.
    Divinity, history and geography are studied for two schools per week.
  4. Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
    We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music.
  5. An art movement, a community of artists.
    The Barbizon school of painters were part of an art movement towards Realism in art, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time.
  6. (considered collectively) The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
    These economists belong to the monetarist school.
    • Let no man be less confident in his faith […] by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians.
  7. The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
    I'll see you after school.
  8. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.
  9. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.
    He was a gentleman of the old school.
    • His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools.
  10. An establishment offering specialized instruction, as for driving, cooking, typing, coding, etc.
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school (schools, present participle schooling; past and past participle schooled)

  1. (transitive) To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school).
    Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton.
  2. (transitive) To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
    • 1998, Leigh Jones, "National bar exam methods win in ADA regulation test," The Journal Record, April 13,
      A blind law graduate who put the National Conference of Bar Examiners to the test got schooled in federal court.
    • 2007, Peter David and Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 3, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416527214, pg. 216 ↗,
      "You again?" Sandman demanded. "I guess you didn't learn your lesson."
      "This time I'm gonna school you."
  3. (transitive) To control, or compose, one's expression.
    She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.
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