- the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
- the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.
- a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education.
- the result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show one's education.
- the science or art of teaching; pedagogics.
Origin of education
Synonyms for educationSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for educationdiscipline, information, training, science, study, schooling, improvement, culture, learning, teaching, scholarship, literacy, cultivation, erudition, tutelage, edification, guidance, brainwashing, indoctrination, civilization
Examples from the Web for education
Contemporary Examples of education
Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
This is why arguments for little to no federal oversight of education are so disturbing.
Congress is attempting to pass the buck on federal funding for education.
The Supreme Court eventually stepped in and ended legal segregation in the landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.
Historical Examples of education
It was charged that the system of education at Eton failed in every point.
Every advantage of education is to be procured by the same means.
We do not dread, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.
In this new land, education will be every citizen's most prized possession.
By it a national and compulsory system of education was established for the first time.
- the act or process of acquiring knowledge, esp systematically during childhood and adolescence
- the knowledge or training acquired by this processhis education has been invaluable to him
- the act or process of imparting knowledge, esp at a school, college, or universityeducation is my profession
- the theory of teaching and learninga course in education
- a particular kind of instruction or traininga university education; consumer education
1530s, "childrearing," also "the training of animals," from Middle French education (14c.) and directly from Latin educationem (nominative educatio), from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Originally of education in social codes and manners; meaning "systematic schooling and training for work" is from 1610s.