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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.


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?.


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.


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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