school
school1
schoolable, adj.schoolless, adj.schoollike, adj.
/skoohl/, n.
1. an institution where instruction is given, esp. to persons under college age: The children are at school.
2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
3. a college or university.
4. a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction: summer school.
5. a session of such a course: no school today; to be kept after school.
6. the activity or process of learning under instruction, esp. at a school for the young: As a child, I never liked school.
7. one's formal education: They plan to be married when he finishes school.
8. a building housing a school.
9. the body of students, or students and teachers, belonging to an educational institution: The entire school rose when the principal entered the auditorium.
10. a building, room, etc., in a university, set apart for the use of one of the faculties or for some particular purpose: the school of agriculture.
11. a particular faculty or department of a university having the right to recommend candidates for degrees, and usually beginning its program of instruction after the student has completed general education: medical school.
12. any place, situation, etc., tending to teach anything.
13. the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.: the Platonic school of philosophy.
14. Art.
a. a group of artists, as painters, writers, or musicians, whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence: the modern school; the Florentine school.
b. the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity: the French school.
15. any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
16. Mil., Navy. parts of close-order drill applying to the individual (school of the soldier), the squad (school of the squad), or the like.
17. Australian and New Zealand Informal. a group of people gathered together, esp. for gambling or drinking.
18. schools, Archaic. the faculties of a university.
19. Obs. the schoolmen in a medieval university.
adj.
20. of or connected with a school or schools.
21. Obs. of the schoolmen.
v.t.
22. to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
23. Archaic. to reprimand.
[bef. 900; ME scole (n.), OE scol < L schola < Gk scholé leisure employed in learning]
school2
/skoohl/, n.
1. a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
v.i.
2. to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.
[1350-1400; ME schol(e) < D school; c. OE scolu troop; see SHOAL2]

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