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Definition 1: a building where young people receive education - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the school was built in 1932
  • he walked to school every morning

Synonyms for school in the sense of this definition

(school is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of school ) a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

(... is a kind of school ) a school building without boarding facilities

(school is a part of ...) a room in a school where lessons take place

(... is part of school) establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school

Definition 2: the process of being formally educated at a school - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what will you do when you finish school?

Synonyms for school in the sense of this definition

(school is a kind of ...) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

"education is a preparation for life" "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

Definition 3: an educational institution - [noun denoting group]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the school was founded in 1900

(school is a kind of ...) an institution dedicated to education

(... is a kind of school ) a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences

(... is a kind of school ) a school providing practical vocational and technical training

(... is a kind of school ) a school teaching veterinary medicine

(... is a kind of school ) the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts

(... is a kind of school ) your alma mater is a school you graduated from

(... is a kind of school ) a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

(... is a kind of school ) a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition

(... is a kind of school ) a school where students are taught to dance

(... is a kind of school ) a school giving instruction during the daytime

(... is a kind of school ) a school that holds classes in the evenings for students who cannot attend during the day

(... is a kind of school ) school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction

(... is a kind of school ) a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades

(... is a kind of school ) a school where secretarial skills (typing and shorthand and filing etc) are taught

(... is a kind of school ) a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

(... is a kind of school ) a school where horsemanship is taught and practiced

(... is a kind of school ) a school for special training

(... is a kind of school ) a school that teaches nonresident students by mail

(... is a kind of school ) a special school where students are crammed

(... is a kind of school ) a school in which students learn to dance

(... is a kind of school ) formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities

(... is a kind of school ) a school where people are taught to drive automobiles

(... is a kind of school ) a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities

(... is a kind of school ) a school for teaching students to fly airplanes

(... is a kind of school ) a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree

(... is a kind of school ) a school for teaching foreign languages

(... is a kind of school ) a school for training nurses

(... is a kind of school ) a school run by a religious body

(school is a member of ...) the body of teachers and administrators at a school

"the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

(school is a member of ...) a teacher in a school below the college level

Definition 4: a large group of fish - [noun denoting group]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a school of small glittering fish swam by

Synonyms for school in the sense of this definition

(school is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(school is a member of ...) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

"the shark is a large fish" "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"

Definition 5: a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers - [noun denoting group]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Venetian school of painting

(school is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a kind of school ) a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life

(... is a kind of school ) a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction

(... is a kind of school ) a school of 19th century German economists and legal philosophers who tried to explain modern economic systems in evolutionary or historical terms

(... is a kind of school ) a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France

(... is a kind of school ) a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers

(... is a kind of school ) English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it

(... is a kind of school ) an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s

Definition 6: an educational institution's faculty and students - [noun denoting group]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the school keeps parents informed
  • the whole school turned out for the game

(school is a kind of ...) an institution dedicated to education

Definition 7: the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session - [noun denoting time]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stay after school
  • he didn't miss a single day of school
  • when the school day was done we would walk home together

Synonyms for school in the sense of this definition

(school is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(school is a part of ...) a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study

Definition 8: swim in or form a large group of fish - [verb of motion]

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait

(school is a kind of ...) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions

(school is a kind of ...) give an education to

"We must educate our youngsters better"

(... is a kind of school ) educate (one's children) at home instead of sending (them) to a school

"The parents are home-schooling their daughter"

Samples where school or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cultivate your musical taste
  • Train your tastebuds
  • She is well schooled in poetry

Synonyms for school in the sense of this definition

(school is a kind of ...) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

"refine one's style of writing"

(... is a kind of school ) make less natural or innocent

"Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

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