Meaning of SCHOOL in English

~ 1

■ noun

1》 an institution for educating children.

↘a day's work at ~; lessons.

2》 any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline: a dancing ~.

↘ N. Amer. informal a university.

↘a department or faculty of a university: the School of Dental Medicine.

3》 a group of people sharing similar ideas or methods.

↘a specified style, approach, or method.

4》 Brit. a group of people gambling together.

↘a group of people drinking together and taking turns to buy the drinks.

■ verb

1》 chiefly formal or N. Amer. send to ~; educate.

2》 train in a particular skill or activity.

↘ Riding train (a horse) on the flat or over fences.


~ of thought a particular way of thinking.


OE scōl , scolu , via L. from Gk skholē 'leisure, philosophy, lecture place', reinforced in ME by OFr. escole .


~ 2

■ noun a large group of fish or sea mammals.

■ verb (of fish or sea mammals) form a ~.


ME: from Mid. Low Ger., MDu. schōle , of W. Gmc origin; cf. shoal 1 .

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