school

[ UK /skˈuːl/ ]
[ US /ˈskuɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a building where young people receive education
    he walked to school every morning
    the school was built in 1932
  2. a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
    the Venetian school of painting
  3. the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session
    he didn't miss a single day of school
    stay after school
    when the school day was done we would walk home together
  4. an educational institution's faculty and students
    the whole school turned out for the game
    the school keeps parents informed
  5. the process of being formally educated at a school
    what will you do when you finish school?
  6. a large group of fish
    a school of small glittering fish swam by
  7. an educational institution
    the school was founded in 1900
VERB
  1. educate in or as if in a school
    The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions
  2. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    Train your tastebuds
    She is well schooled in poetry
    Cultivate your musical taste
  3. swim in or form a large group of fish
    A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait
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How To Use school In A Sentence

  • Not bad for someone who failed to shine at school and feared he would end up in a coalyard. The Sun
  • Frogs and newts have already been attracted to three new natural spring ponds at Abbey Meads School.
  • A lot of schools don't really encourage team sports .
  • The school has a very good relationship with the community.
  • The net result of all these changes is that schools should be able to deliver a better service to pupils.
  • They will also force schools to put more emphasis on teaching basic subjects.
  • Kids at one Connecticut school don't like a new rule, but you probably won't hear them expressing themselves by using profanity: the rule to keep kids from cussing.
  • I turned up at the school yard with my hippie backpack slung over one shoulder feeling pretty cool. Times, Sunday Times
  • Among profuse schools of trevallies and barracuda, huge tunas and a host of sharks cruise the sheer wall.
  • That was from when she played the school computer nerd a couple of years ago.
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