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Definition of School


  1. A French school of the middle of the 19th century centering in the village of Barbizon near the forest of Fontainebleau. Its members went straight to nature in disregard of academic tradition, treating their subjects faithfully and with poetic feeling for color, light, and atmosphere. It is exemplified, esp. in landscapes, by Corot, Rousseau, Daubigny, Jules Dupre, and Diaz. Associated with them are certain painters of animals, as Troyon and Jaque, and of peasant life, as Millet and Jules Breton.
  2. A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
  3. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.
  4. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.
  5. A session of an institution of instruction.
  6. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.
  7. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.
  8. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
  9. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc.
  10. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school.
  11. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.
  12. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.
  13. To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.

School Quotations

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.
Alice Cooper

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Maya Angelou

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
Darell Hammond
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School Translations

school in Afrikaans is skool
school in Danish is skole
school in Dutch is leerschool, school
school in Finnish is koulu
school in German is Schule, Schule, Lehranstalt
school in Italian is scuola
school in Latin is ludus
school in Norwegian is skole, skole
school in Portuguese is escola
school in Spanish is escuela, cole
school in Swedish is skola
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