[ skoo-ler ]
/ ˈsku lər /
a person who attends school, especially a child (usually used in combination): a new course for junior-high-schoolers.
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Definition for schooler (2 of 2)
[ skool ]
/ skul /
an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age: The children are at school.
an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
a college or university.
a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction: summer school.
a session of such a course: no school today; to be kept after school.
the activity or process of learning under instruction, especially at a school for the young: As a child, I never liked school.
one's formal education: They plan to be married when he finishes school.
a building housing a school.
the body of students, or students and teachers, belonging to an educational institution: The entire school rose when the principal entered the auditorium.
a building, room, etc., in a university, set apart for the use of one of the faculties or for some particular purpose: the school of agriculture.
a particular faculty or department of a university having the right to recommend candidates for degrees, and usually beginning its program of instruction after the student has completed general education: medical school.
any place, situation, etc., tending to teach anything.
the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.: the Platonic school of philosophy.
- a group of artists, as painters, writers, or musicians, whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence: the modern school; the Florentine school.
- the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity: the French school.
any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
Military, Navy. parts of close-order drill applying to the individual (school of the soldier), the squad (school of the squad), or the like.
Australian and New Zealand Informal. a group of people gathered together, especially for gambling or drinking.
schools, Archaic. the faculties of a university.
Obsolete. the schoolmen in a medieval university.
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.
Origin of school1
before 900; Middle English scole (noun), Old English scōl < Latin schola < Greek scholḗ leisure employed in learning
OTHER WORDS FROM schoolschool·a·ble, adjectiveschool·less, adjectiveschool·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for schooler (1 of 2)
/ (skuːl) /
- an institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education
- (as modifier)school bus; school day
- (in combination)schoolroom; schoolwork
any educational institution or building
a faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subjecta law school
the staff and pupils of a school
the period of instruction in a school or one session of thishe stayed after school to do extra work
meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc
a place or sphere of activity that instructsthe school of hard knocks
a body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods
a group of artists, writers, etc, linked by the same style, teachers, or aimsthe Venetian school of painting
a style of lifea gentleman of the old school
informal a group assembled for a common purpose, esp gambling or drinking
to train or educate in or as in a school
to discipline or control
an archaic word for reprimand
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 schooler (2 of 2)
/ (skuːl) /
a group of porpoises or similar aquatic animals that swim together
(intr) to form such a group
Word Origin for school
Old English scolu shoal ²
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Idioms and Phrases with schooler
In addition to the idiom beginning with school
- school of hard knocks
- tell tales (out of school)
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