Origin of elementary
Examples from the Web for elementary
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Supporters pointed to math and literacy gains, while critics noted that those improvements disappeared in elementary school.
A small-town Ohio elementary school teacher just racked up 25 charges on an otherwise clean record for allegedly raping her son.Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son|Nina Strochlic|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Determined, she dropped out and taught herself everything from the elementary school level through high school.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A genuinely transgressive art moment reeked of elementary school art project.
There are five classes of teachers in the elementary schools, the lowest being the fifth.History of Education|Levi Seeley
That the population of a country was a great fraction of its wealth was an elementary principle of political economy.Ginx's Baby|Edward Jenkins
The rest of the elementary characters are, if possible, still more unlike the objects they represent.
After passing through the elementary schools, young Putnik entered the military academy at Belgrade.
Among the articles brought from the post trader's were a few Bibles, hymn books, and elementary school books, slates and pencils.For Woman's Love|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for elementary
Word Origin and History for elementary
late 14c., "having the nature of one of the four elements," from Middle French elementaire and directly from Latin elementarius, from elementum (see element). Meaning "rudimentary" is from 1540s; meaning "simple" is from 1620s. Elementary school is 1841.