School - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skuːl|  American pronunciation of the word school
Brit.  |skuːl|  British pronunciation of the word school
- an educational institution
- a building where young people receive education (syn: schoolhouse)
- the process of being formally educated at a school (syn: schooling)
- a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
- the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session (syn: schooltime)
- an educational institution's faculty and students
- a large group of fish (syn: shoal)
- educate in or as if in a school
- teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment (syn: civilize, cultivate, educate, train)
- swim in or form a large group of fish


She works at / in a school.

Their son is still at school.

She left school and went to university.

Every soldier has to be schooled in the care of his weapons.

He is well schooled in languages.

It is difficult for someone with my character to school myself to patience.

His mother always used to pick him up from school.

Which school do you go to (=attend)?

Starting a new school can be quite frightening.

I went back to my old school in West Ham recently to talk to the children there.

School begins at 8.30.

I'll see you after school.

He's one of my old friends from school.

Children start school between the ages of four and five.

He left school at 16 and went to work as a bank clerk.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: school
he/she/it: schools
present participle: schooling
past tense: schooled
past participle: schooled
singular: school
plural: schools
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