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school

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[ skool ]
/ skul /
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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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Idioms about school

    school of hard knocks. See entry at school of hard knocks.
    school of thought. See entry at school of thought.

Origin of school

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First recorded before 900; Middle English scole (noun), Old English scōl, from Latin schola, from Greek scholḗ “leisure employed in learning”

OTHER WORDS FROM school

school·a·ble, adjectiveschool·less, adjectiveschool·like, adjective

Other definitions 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

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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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