school


school
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Educational institution
Nouns
1. school, academy, university, alma mater, college, multiversity, land-grant college, cluster college, junior college, community college, siwash, seminary, yeshiva, lyceum, lycée, école, palestra; institute, institution, institution of [higher] learning or education; child care; gymnasium; class, semester; [groves of] academe, ivy halls or tower; accreditation.
2. (types of schools) day, boarding, primary, elementary, grammar, grade, secondary, junior high, high, summer, [college] preparatory, or graduate school, country day school, Latin school, night school; adult school, continuing education, storefront school; alternative school; Bible, Hebrew, or church school; parochial, separate, denominational, consolidated, continuation, magnet, public, independent, or private school; kindergarten, nursery school, day nursery; crèche, preschool; reformatory, reform school; law or medical school; teachers' college, dental college; normal school; correspondence or night school; extension school; female academy or seminary; vocational, technical, trade, business, secretarial, finishing, or music school, conservatory; art, dramatic, or dancing school; Montessori school; divinity school, seminary; military school or academy. Informal, prep school. Slang, cow college.
3. (school grounds) campus, quadrangle, grounds.
4. (school terms) academic year; matriculation, graduation, commencement; open admissions, open classroom, study hall; curriculum, course, elective, quadrivium; tuition; catalog; class, form, grade, seminar, pro-seminar, colloquium, master class; classroom, lecture room or hall, homeroom; language lab[oratory]; grade-point average, honor roll, pass-fail grading, nonpass, NP; schoolwork, homework, lesson plan; desk, blackboard; textbook, schoolbook; slate, chalk, eraser; three Rs, ABCs; [audiovisual aids, flashcard; advanced degree, baccalaureate, certificate, diploma, doctorate, postdoctoral, postgraduate; tenure, sabbatical.
5. (school personnel) learner, student (see learning); undergraduate, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, plebe, yearling, collegian, upper-classman; graduate, alumnus, alumna; bachelor, doctor; faculty, professorship, chair, fellowship; master, proctor; teacher, instructor (see teaching); provost, dean, bursar, headmaster or -mistress, head of school, regent. Slang, preppie.
6. subject, course; reading, writing, arithmetic, the three Rs. See teaching, learning, knowledge.
Verbs — go to school, attend, pursue a degree, enter a degree program; matriculate, enroll, register; graduate, be graduated, earn a degree; teach, learn.
Adjectives — scholastic, academic, collegiate, collegial; educational, curricular, extracurricular; accredited; schooled, educated (see knowledge).
Phrases — schooldays are the best days of your life.
Quotations — Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality (Henry Fielding), A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard (Herman Melville), A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning (Benjamin Disraeli), The true University of these days is a collection of books (Thomas Carlyle), You can't expect a boy to be depraved until he has been to a good school (Saki), The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with torture called education (John Updike).
Related categories, see teaching, learning.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An institution of learning]
Syn. academy, grammar school, lycée (French), Gymnasium (German).
Varieties of schools include: preschool, nursery school, elementary school, middle school, grade school, grammar school, junior high school, high school, secondary school, private school, public school, day school, night school, parochial school, boarding school, military school, seminary, normal school, conservatory, trade school, vocational school, technical school, graduate school, professional school, divinity school, art school, business school, medical school, dental school, veterinary school, law school, law college, college of law, preparatory school, junior college, community college, the grades*; see also academy 1 , college , university .
2. [Persons or products associated by common intellectual or artistic theories]
Syn. class, party, adherents, following, circle; see also academy 2 .
3. [A building housing a school, sense 1]
Syn. schoolhouse, hall, establishment, institution; see building 1 .
go to school,
Syn. attend school, take classes, study, matriculate; see learn 1 , register .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. educational institute academy, high school, elementary school, university, college, institution of higher learning, alma mater, seminary.
2. system method, style, mode, belief system, doctrine.
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v.
educate, teach, instruct, train, enlighten, edify, indoctrinate, tutor.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To impart knowledge and skill to: coach, discipline, educate, instruct, teach, train, tutor. See TEACH.

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