grammar school

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  1. an elementary school.

  2. British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.

  1. (formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.

Origin of grammar school

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby grammar school Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for grammar school

grammar school

  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 means: Compare secondary modern school, comprehensive school

  2. US another term for elementary school

  1. Australian a private school, esp one controlled by a church

  2. NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system

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