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.
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 .
■ 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 .