school

1
[ 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.

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 schools (2 of 2)

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 schools (1 of 3)

Schools

/ (skuːlz) /

pl n

the Schools the medieval Schoolmen collectively
(at Oxford University)
  1. the Examination Schools, the University building in which examinations are held
  2. informal the Second Public Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts; finals

British Dictionary definitions for schools (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 schools (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 schools

school


In addition to the idiom beginning with school

  • school of hard knocks

also see:

  • tell tales (out of school)
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