school

1
[ skool ]
/ skul /

noun

adjective

of or connected with a school or schools.
Obsolete. of the schoolmen.

verb (used with object)

to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
Archaic. to reprimand.

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Origin of school

1
before 900; Middle English scole (noun), Old English scōl<Latin schola<Greek scholḗ leisure employed in learning

OTHER WORDS FROM school

school·a·ble, adjectiveschoolless, adjectiveschoollike, adjective

Definition for school (2 of 2)

school2
[ skool ]
/ skul /

noun

a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.

verb (used without object)

to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.

Origin of school

2
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English schol(e), from Dutch school; cognate with Old English scolu “troop”; see shoal2
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British Dictionary definitions for school (1 of 2)

school1
/ (skuːl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for school

Old English scōl, from Latin schola school, from Greek skholē leisure spent in the pursuit of knowledge

British Dictionary definitions for school (2 of 2)

school2
/ (skuːl) /

noun

a group of porpoises or similar aquatic animals that swim together

verb

(intr) to form such a group

Word Origin for school

Old English scolu shoal ²
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