• School of the Vestal Virgins
    School of the Vestal Virgins
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v school swim in or form a large group of fish "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
    • v school educate in or as if in a school "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
    • v school teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment "Cultivate your musical taste","Train your tastebuds","She is well schooled in poetry"
    • n school a building where young people receive education "the school was built in 1932","he walked to school every morning"
    • n school the process of being formally educated at a school "what will you do when you finish school?"
    • n school a large group of fish "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
    • n school a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers "the Venetian school of painting"
    • n school an educational institution "the school was founded in 1900"
    • n school an educational institution's faculty and students "the school keeps parents informed","the whole school turned out for the game"
    • n school the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session "stay after school","he didn't miss a single day of school","when the school day was done we would walk home together"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

General Tool rack in a School Shop General Tool rack in a School Shop
Neddy being dragged to school by his grandmother Neddy being dragged to school by his grandmother
"School Gives Me Pain All Over the Body" "School Gives Me Pain All Over the Body"
Pinocchio Starts Off Happily for School Pinocchio Starts Off Happily for School
Edison at a school Edison at a school
Giggles-wick Grammar School Giggles-wick Grammar School
Phebe and Billy going to School Phebe and Billy going to School
"The school fell over benches and over one another." "The school fell over benches and over one another."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cindy Laupher had dyslexia and failed every subject in school.
    • School 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. "Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus."
    • School A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school . "As he sat in the school at his primer."
    • School A session of an institution of instruction. "How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?"
    • n School A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
    • School An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils. "What is the great community of Christians, but one of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which God has instituted for the education of various intelligences?"
    • School Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.
    • School 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. "At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still dominant in the schools ."
    • School 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 . "His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools ."
    • School 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. "Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians."
    • School The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.
    • School To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach. "He's gentle, never schooled , and yet learned."
    • School To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train. "It now remains for you to school your child,
      And ask why God's Anointed be reviled."
      "The mother, while loving her child with the intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself to hope for little other return than the waywardness of an April breeze."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sting was a high school teacher
    • n school A place where instruction is given in arts, science, languages, or any species of learning; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a school-house; a school-room. In modern usage the term is applied to any place or establishment of education, as day-schools, grammar-schools, academies, colleges, universities, etc.; but it is in the most familiar use restricted to places in which elementary instruction is imparted to the young.
    • n school The body of pupils collectively in any place of instruction, and under the direction of one or more teachers: as, to have a large school.
    • n school A session of an institution of instruction; exercises of instruction; school-work.
    • n school In the middle ages, a lecture-room, especially in a university or college; hence, the body of masters and students in a university; a university or college; in the plural, the schools, the scholastics generally.
    • n school A large room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors take place.
    • n school The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine or accept the same teachings or principles; those who exhibit in practice the same general methods, principles, tastes, or intellectual bent; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, art, etc.; a system of doctrine as delivered by particular teachers: as, the Socratic school; the painters of the Italian school; the musicians of the German school; economists of the laisser-faire school.
    • n school A system or state of matters prevalent at a certain time; a specific method or cast of thought; a particular system of training with special reference to conduct and manners: as, a gentleman of the old school; specifically, the manifestation or the results of the coöperation of a school (in sense 6): as, paintings of the Italian Renaissance school.
    • n school Any place or means of discipline, improvement, instruction, or training.
    • n school In music, a book or treatise designed to teach some particular branch of the art: as, A.'s violin school.
    • school Pertaining or relating to a school or to education: as, a school custom.
    • school Pertaining to the schoolmen; scholastic: as, school philosophy (scholasticism).
    • school To educate, instruct, or train in or as in school; teach.
    • school To teach, train, or discipline with the thoroughness and strictness of a school; discipline thoroughly; bring under control.
    • school To discipline or take to task; reprove; chide and admonish.
    • n school A large number of fish, or porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together; a company.
    • school To form or go in a school, as fish; run together; shoal.
    • school To go or move in a body; troop.
    • n school A medical sect, followers of Stahl, so called because of the doctrine that all vital phenomena proceed from the action of an internal force. See animism, 2.
    • n school A school maintained in a community by taxes levied for the purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fish travel in schools, whales travel in pods or gams.
    • n School skōōl a place for instruction: an institution of learning, esp. for children: the pupils of a school: exercises for instruction: the disciples of a particular teacher, or those who hold a common doctrine: a large number of fish migrating together, a shoal: a system of training: any means of knowledge, esp. (mus.) a treatise teaching some particular branch of the art: a large hall in English universities, where the examinations for degrees, &c., are held—hence, one of these examinations (gen. pl.) also the group of studies taken by a man competing for honours in these: a single department of a university:
    • v.t School to educate in a school: to instruct: to admonish, to discipline
    • n School skōōl (pl.) the body of masters and students in a college
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  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other”
  • Josh Billings
    “Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Experience keeps a school, yet fools will learn in no other.”
  • Felix Adler
    Felix Adler
    “The family is the school of duties... founded on love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scole, AS. sclu, L. schola, Gr. leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as , the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See Scheme
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. schola—Gr. scholē, leisure, a school.


In literature:

I also received, for the use of this school, a bell of about 80 lb.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Now we are the largest number that have ever been in this school at one time.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
The school would die of dullness if I did!
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
His was a stern school, the school of self-reliance and resolution.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
But compared to school, and in especial Mrs. Ward's school, Merry's mode of instruction was very dull.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
I made Dad tell Miss Poppleton so, and enter me Gipsy on the school books.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
He was sent to school in Ilkeston and made some progress.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Then we all entered school in silence.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
A luckless inspector of schools crossed over once to examine the school of this island.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
There are now fifty schools of dentistry, with nearly 9000 students, and seventy-two schools of pharmacy, with nearly 6000 students.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper

In poetry:

He lives in cars
goes fruitless thru
the frozen schools
& finds no space
in shades of
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
He leans on me, when we to school
Do every morning walk;
I cheer him on his weary way,
He loves to hear my talk:
"The Lame Brother" by Charles Lamb
Uncle Sidney's vurry proud
Of little Leslie-Janey,
'Cause she's so smart, an' goes to school
Clean 'way in Pennsylvany!
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley
No time had they for pleasure,
Whom God had put to school;
A sermon was their Christmas cheer,
A psalm their only Yule.
"The Puritans' Christmas" by Madison Julius Cawein
On Soyer-soup, their dogs would spurn,
They feast your fainting throng;
In schools, since you will think and learn,
They teach you to think wrong;
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
We had been school-mates, — she and I, — How sad, those years have all rolled by.
I loved her with a school-boy's heart,
A love from which I'll never part.
Though vultures tore my heart in twain,
Still would it beat for her again.
"Imogene" by Eloise Alberta Bibb

In news:

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.
While other schools are struggling to provide the most basic school supplies due to increasingly tighter budgets, Swink School has figured it out.
During the 2011-12 school year, tardiness at Edgewood High School dropped significantly, something Harford County Public Schools officials credit to the swipe card system.
Kelly Dodson (English teacher at Sycamore High School), Crystal McCarver (School Psychologist at several schools) and Dale McCarver, (Drama Instructor at SHS) were all dismissed at the School Board monthly meeting Monday night.
An investigation done by the lawyer for the Fulton school district has found none of the Fulton school employees violated school policies concerning a Tourette syndrome football player.
A flood has caused the closure of State Route 264 in Arizona east of Tuba City, along with the closure of The Tuba City Public Schools, Tuba City Boarding School and Tonalea Schools.
Bruhn wins school board in Logan, most of school races uncontested , school, public, district, board, term, four, year, position, tax, tucumcari.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has created a back-to-school webpage to help parents and students prepare for the new school year, which begins on Aug 27.
Hundreds of students at an East Bay private school may find themselves looking for a new school in the middle of the school year if their financially-struggling school can't come up with enough money by tonight's deadline.
The California R-I School Board met and worked on planning for the end of this school year, the upcoming summer school and the beginning of the next school year.
WISTER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 49 LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA REGULAR BOARD MEETING Family & Consumer Science Room—High School Building 201 Logan Street Wister , Oklahoma Monday, August 25, 2012 6:00 p.m.
During the high school track and field season it has become a tradition for Fallbrook High School and Ramona High School to compete against each other in a non-league dual meet.
Strongsville High School will host the Holiday All-City Orchestra Concert at 7 pm Dec 4 at the high school's auditorium at 20025 Lunn Road, for both beginning and advanced elementary school musicians.
Hinds County school leaders met with parents Sunday at Gary Road Elementary School in Byram as part of an effort to bring what's going on at school into the home.
A charter school designed for gifted students has been offered classrooms at Ocean Knoll Elementary School in Encinitas for the coming school year.

In science:

Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory can be understood as an alternative to the classic probability interpretation of the Copenhagen school.
Wheeler-Feynman Absorber Theory Viewed by Model of Expansive Nondecelerative Universe
Proceedings of the Les-Houches Summer School.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
School of Mathematical Sciences, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK.
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
Lectures given at the Les Houches 1998 school on “Topological aspects of low dimensional systems”. hep-th/9902157.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Sznitman, Topics in random walks in random environment, To appear in ICTP Lecture Notes Series for the School and Conference on Probability Theory, Trieste, 2002.
Limit theorems for one-dimensional transient random walks in Markov environments