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  1. school
    IPA[sko͞ol]
  2. noun

    • 1. an institution for educating children:

      Ryder's children did not go to school at all school supplies
      Synonym : educational institution, center of learning, academy, college, alma mater, phrontistery
    • 2. the buildings used by an institution for educating children:

      the cost of building a new school
    • 3. the students and staff of a school:

      the principal was addressing the whole school
    • 4. a day's work at school:

      school started at 7 a.m
    • 5. any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline:

      a dancing school
    • 6. a university:

      Harvard is certainly not a loafer's school
    • 7. a department or faculty of a college concerned with a particular subject of study:

      the School of Dental Medicine
    • 8. a group of people, particularly writers, artists, or philosophers, sharing the same or similar ideas, methods, or style:

      the Frankfurt school of critical theory
      Synonym : group, set, circle, clique, faction, sect, followers, following, disciples, apostles, pupils, students, admirers, devotees, votaries, proponents, adherents, imitators, copiers, emulators, epigones
    • 9. a style, approach, or method of a specified character:

      filmmakers are tired of the skin-deep school of cinema
      Synonym : way of thinking, school of thought, persuasion, creed, credo, doctrine, belief, faith, outlook, opinion, point of view, denomination, approach, method, style, ism

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  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: school, plural noun: schools

    • noun

      a large group of fish or sea mammals:
    • verb

      (of fish or sea mammals) form a large group:
    • noun

      an institution for educating children:

      the buildings used by a school:

    • verb

      send to school; educate:

      train or discipline (someone) in a particular skill or activity:

    • adjective

      (of a Xhosa) educated and westernized:

      (of a name) of Western origin:

    • noun

      a large group of fish or sea mammals:
    • verb

      (of fish or sea mammals) form a large group:
    • adjective

      educated or trained in a specified activity or in a particular way:
    • adjective

      educated or trained in a specified activity or in a particular way:
    • noun

      another term for elementary school

      (in the UK) a state secondary school to which pupils are admitted on the basis of ability. Since 1965 most have been absorbed into the comprehensive school system.

    • noun

      (chiefly in North America) a school supported by public funds.

      (in the UK) a private for-fee secondary school.

    • noun

      a boarding school.

      (in Canada) a government-supported boarding school for children from Inuit and other indigenous communities.

    • noun

      a secondary school for children aged from about fourteen upward, generally following on from a middle school.

      the section of a school that comprises or caters to the older students.

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