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schooling

[ skoo-ling ]
/ ˈsku lɪŋ /
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noun

the process of being taught in a school.
instruction, education, or training, especially when received in a school.
the act of teaching.
Archaic. a reprimand.

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Nearby words

schoolgirl, schoolgirl complexion, schoolhouse, schoolie, schoolies week, schooling, schoolma'am, schoolman, schoolmarm, schoolmaster, schoolmate

Origin of schooling

First recorded in 1400–50, schooling is from the late Middle English word scoling. See school1, -ing1
Related formsnon·school·ing, nounself-school·ing, adjective, noun

Definition for schooling (2 of 3)

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.

Origin of school

1
before 900; Middle English scole (noun), Old English scōl < Latin schola < Greek scholḗ leisure employed in learning
Related formsschool·a·ble, adjectiveschool·less, adjectiveschool·like, adjective

Definition for schooling (3 of 3)

school

2
[ 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
1350–1400; Middle English schol(e) < Dutch school; cognate with Old English scolu troop; see shoal2
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British Dictionary definitions for schooling (1 of 3)

schooling

/ (ˈskuːlɪŋ) /

noun

education, esp when received at school
the process of teaching or being taught in a school
the training of an animal, esp of a horse for dressage
an archaic word for reprimand

British Dictionary definitions for schooling (2 of 3)

school

1
/ (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 schooling (3 of 3)

school

2
/ (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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Idioms and Phrases with schooling

school


In addition to the idiom beginning with school

  • school of hard knocks

also see:

  • tell tales (out of school)
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