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Etymology

Elementary school

Old English scōl, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] schola, from Ancient Greek σχολεῖον (scholeion), from σχολή (schole), spare time, leisure), later  (conversations and the knowledge gained through them during free time; the places where these conversations took place).

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Noun

Singular
school

Plural
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school ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
    Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood.
    Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school.
  2. (UK) An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
  3. Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
    We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music.
  4. (considered collectively) The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
    These economists belong to the monetarist school.
  5. A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
    The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.
  6. The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
    I'll see you after school.

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Verb

Infinitive
to school

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to school (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)
  2. (transitive) To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
    • 1998, Leigh Jones, "National bar exam methods win in ADA regulation test," The Journal Record, April 13,
      A blind law graduate who put the National Conference of Bar Examiners to the test got schooled in federal court.
    • 2006, Steve Smith, Forever Red: Confessions Of A Cornhusker Football Fan, page 67,  
      Two weeks later, the Cornhuskers put on their road whites again and promptly got schooled by miserable Iowa State in Ames. After the shocking loss []
    • 2007, Peter David and Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 3, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416527214, pg. 216,
      "You again?" Sandman demanded. "I guess you didn't learn your lesson."
      "This time I'm gonna school you."
  3. (transitive) To control, or compose, one's expression.
    She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

school c (plural scholen, diminutive schooltje)

  1. school
  2. a group of fish

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Verb

school

  1. first person present tense of scholen (to school)
  2. singular past tense of schuilen (to hide, take cover, to take shelter)

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