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English noun: school

1. school (group) an educational institution


SamplesThe school was founded in 1900.


Broader (hypernym)educational institution


Narrower (hyponym)academy, alma mater, conservatory, correspondence school, crammer, dance school, dancing school, day school, direct-grant school, driving school, elementary school, finishing school, flying school, grad school, grade school, graduate school, grammar school, Gymnasium, language school, lycee, lyceum, middle school, night school, nursing school, primary school, private school, public school, religious school, riding school, Sabbath school, school of nursing, secondary school, secretarial school, Sunday school, tech, technical school, training school, veterinary school


Member holonymfaculty, school teacher, schoolteacher, staff

2. school (artifact) a building where young people receive education


SamplesThe school was built in 1932.
He walked to school every morning.


Synonymsschoolhouse


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Narrower (hyponym)conservatoire, conservatory, day school


Part holonymclassroom, schoolroom


Part meronymschool system

3. school (cognition) the process of being formally educated at a school


SamplesWhat will you do when you finish school?.


Synonymsschooling


Broader (hypernym)education

4. school (group) a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers


SamplesThe Venetian school of painting.


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)art nouveau, Ashcan School, deconstructivism, Eight, historical school, lake poets, pointillism, secession, sezession

5. school (time) the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session


SamplesStay after school.
He didn't miss a single day of school.
When the school day was done we would walk home together.


Synonymsschool day, schooltime


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Part holonymstudy hall

6. school (group) an educational institution's faculty and students


SamplesThe school keeps parents informed.
The whole school turned out for the game.


Broader (hypernym)educational institution

7. school (group) a large group of fish


SamplesA school of small glittering fish swam by.


Synonymsshoal


Broader (hypernym)animal group


Member holonymfish


English verb: school

1. school (social) educate in or as if in a school


SamplesThe children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)educate


Narrower (hyponym)home-school

2. school (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment


SamplesCultivate your musical taste.
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.


Synonymscivilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)down, fine-tune, polish, refine


Narrower (hyponym)sophisticate

3. school (motion) swim in or form a large group of fish


SamplesA cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)swim









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