Meaning of SCHOOL in English


Pronunciation: ' skül

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English scole, from Old English sc ō l, from Latin schola, from Greek schol ē leisure, discussion, lecture, school; perhaps akin to Greek echein to hold ― more at SCHEME

Date: before 12th century

1 : an organization that provides instruction: as a : an institution for the teaching of children b : COLLEGE , UNIVERSITY c (1) : a group of scholars and teachers pursuing knowledge together that with similar groups constituted a medieval university (2) : one of the four faculties of a medieval university (3) : an institution for specialized higher education often associated with a university <the school of engineering> d : an establishment offering specialized instruction <a secretarial school > <driving school s >

2 a (1) : the process of teaching or learning especially at a school (2) : attendance at a school (3) : a session of a school b : a school building c : the students attending a school also : its teachers and students

3 : a source of knowledge <experience was his school >

4 a : a group of persons who hold a common doctrine or follow the same teacher (as in philosophy, theology, or medicine) <the Aristotelian school > also : the doctrine or practice of such a group b : a group of artists under a common influence c : a group of persons of similar opinions or behavior also : the shared opinions or behavior of such a group <other school s of thought>

5 : the regulations governing military drill of individuals or units also : the exercises carried out <the school of the soldier>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.