|1.||[ noun ] (education) an educational institution|
"the school was founded in 1900"
|Related terms:||educational_institution public_school private_school secondary_school grade_school training_school technical_school secretarial_school graduate_school Sunday_school dancing_school veterinary_school language_school nursing_school church_school crammer academy conservatory riding_school alma_mater night_school driving_school dance_school day_school finishing_school flying_school correspondence_school seminary direct-grant_school staff schoolteacher|
|2.||[ noun ] (education) a building where young people receive education|
"the school was built in 1932" "he walked to school every morning"
|Related terms:||building day_school conservatory school_system classroom|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology,education) the process of being formally educated at a school|
"what will you do when you finish school?"
|4.||[ noun ] (education) an educational institution's faculty and students|
"the school keeps parents informed" "the whole school turned out for the game"
|5.||[ noun ] (education) the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session|
"stay after school" "he didn't miss a single day of school" "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
|Related terms:||time_period study_hall|
|6.||[ noun ] a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers|
"the Venetian school of painting"
|Related terms:||body ashcan_school pointillism lake_poets deconstructivism secession historical_school art_nouveau|
|7.||[ verb ] (education) educate in or as if in a school|
"The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
|Related terms:||educate home-school schooling|
|8.||[ verb ] swim in or form a large group of fish|
"A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
|9.||[ verb ] (education) train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment|
|Synonyms:||train educate civilize civilise cultivate|
"Cultivate your musical taste" "Train your tastebuds" "She is well schooled in poetry"
|Related terms:||polish gloss sophisticate education civilisation|
|10.||[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a large group of fish|
"a school of small glittering fish swam by"
|Related terms:||animal_group fish|