- a school held in the evening, especially for working adults and others who are unable to attend school during the day.
Origin of night school
First recorded in 1520–30
Also called evening school.
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Examples from the Web for night school
I'll have to struggle and screw and put myself to a night-school.An Australian Lassie
One night in Passion week he left the night-school about ten o'clock.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The misbehaviour of the boys at the night-school has been mentioned.Change in the Village
(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
General Armstrong asked me to take charge of the night-school, and I did so.Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Booker T. Washington
Not infrequently the girl has begun in the lowest class in night-school.
- an educational institution that holds classes in the evening for those who are not free during the day
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