• synonyms

day school

  1. a school open for instruction on weekdays only, usually from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  2. a school conducted in the daytime (distinguished from night school).
  3. a private school for pupils living outside the school (distinguished from boarding school).
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Origin of day school

First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for day school

Historical Examples

  • "Mamma should have thought of that before she sent me to a day-school," said Geoff.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • Now he gave her a long account of the day-school that he sometimes patronised.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Yet the day-school of that time was respectable, and the boy had nothing to complain of.

  • The day-school knocks quite as many corners off him as he can stand.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • I could not enter as a day-school student, as I did not have the money to do so.

British Dictionary definitions for day school

day school

  1. a private school taking day students onlyCompare boarding school
  2. a school giving instruction during the daytimeCompare night school
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