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grammar school

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noun
  1. an elementary school.
  2. British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
  3. (formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.
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Origin of grammar school

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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  • At nine, he had learned to know many things not listed at grammar-school.

    A Warwickshire Lad

    George Madden Martin

  • Their school caps showed them to be two boys of the grammar-school.

    Change in the Village

    (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt

  • Yes; his father is something in London, and he goes to the grammar-school.

    Brownsmith's Boy

    George Manville Fenn

  • We also hear that there was a grammar-school attached to it, one of Henry VI.

    Holborn and Bloomsbury

    Sir Walter Besant

  • I will just love to help him so long as he's at the grammar-school.

    Bud

    Neil Munro


British Dictionary definitions for grammar school

grammar school

noun
  1. British (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other meansCompare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
  2. US another term for elementary school
  3. Australian a private school, esp one controlled by a church
  4. NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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