school


school
school1 W1S1 [sku:l] n
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1¦(where children learn)¦
2¦(time at school)¦
3¦(university)¦
4¦(one subject)¦
5 at school
6 in school
7¦(art)¦
8 school of thought
9 of/from the old school
10¦(fish)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: scol, from Latin schola, from Greek schole 'discussion, school']
1.) ¦(WHERE CHILDREN LEARN)¦ [U and C]
a place where children are taught
His mother always used to pick him up from school.
Which school do you go to (=attend) ?
Starting a new school can be quite frightening.
I went back to my old school in West Ham recently to talk to the children there.
a play put on by the local school children
the first day of the school holidays
2.) ¦(TIME AT SCHOOL)¦[U]
a) a day's work at school
School begins at 8.30.
before/after school
I'll see you after school.
b) the time during your life when you go to school
He's one of my old friends from school.
Children start school between the ages of four and five.
He left school at 16 and went to work as a bank clerk.
3.) ¦(UNIVERSITY)¦
a) [U and C] AmE
a college or university, or the time when you study there
Their kids are away at school now.
She was going to school in Boston.
b)
a department or group of departments that teaches a particular subject at a university
school of
the Harvard School of Public Health
law/medical/business/graduate school
After two years of medical school, I thought I knew everything.
4.) ¦(ONE SUBJECT)¦
a place where a particular subject or skill is taught
a language school in Brighton
the Pastern Riding School
school of
Amwell School of Motoring
5.) at school
a) in the school building
I can get some work done while the kids are at school.
b) BrE attending a school, rather than being at college or university or having a job
We've got two children at school, and one at university.
6.) in school
a) in the school building
Sandra's not in school today.
b) AmE attending a school or university rather than having a job
Are your boys still in school?
7.) ¦(ART)¦
a number of people who are considered as a group because of their similar style of work
the Impressionist school
8.) school of thought
an opinion or way of thinking about something that is shared by a group of people
There are two main schools of thought on the subject.
9.) of/from the old school
with old-fashioned values or qualities
a family doctor of the old school
10.)¦(FISH)¦
a large group of fish, ↑whales, ↑dolphins etc that are swimming together
school of
a school of whales
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
go to school
attend school formal (=go to school)
a new school (=a school that you are going to for the first time)
somebody's old school (=the school someone used to go to)
school children/pupils/teacher
school uniform
school playground/library/bus etc
school meal/dinner British English
school holiday(s) British English
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school 2
school2 v [T]
1.) old-fashioned to train or teach someone to have a certain skill, type of behaviour, or way of thinking
be schooled in (doing) sth
She was schooled in hiding her emotions.
2.) to educate a child

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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