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Schoolthe body of pupils in a school; a group of painters or musicians; the disciples of a teacher; a collective body of teachers; a company of thieves; a set of persons who agree on certain philosophical, scientific, or other opinions; a herd of sea mammals or fish.
In both British and American English, a school is a place where children are educated, and a university is a place where students study for degrees.
In American English, school (without 'a' or 'the') is used to refer to both schools and universities. If someone is attending a school or university, Americans say that they are in school.
When speakers of American English ask an adult 'Where did you go to school?', they mean 'What college or university did you study in?'.
In British English, school refers only to schools for children. If someone is attending a school, British speakers say they are at school. If they are attending a university, British speakers say they are at university.
Past participle: schooled
|Noun||1.||school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"|
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
academy - a school for special training
correspondence school - a school that teaches nonresident students by mail
crammer - a special school where students are crammed
dancing school - a school in which students learn to dance
direct-grant 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
driving school - a school where people are taught to drive automobiles
finishing school - a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities
flying school - a school for teaching students to fly airplanes
grad school, graduate school - a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree
language school - a school for teaching foreign languages
religious school - a school run by a religious body
riding school - a school where horsemanship is taught and practiced
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
secretarial school - a school where secretarial skills (typing and shorthand and filing etc) are taught
training school - a school providing practical vocational and technical training
veterinary school - a school teaching veterinary medicine
conservatory - the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
alma mater - your alma mater is a school you graduated from
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
dance school - a school where students are taught to dance
day school - a school giving instruction during the daytime
night school - a school that holds classes in the evenings for students who cannot attend during the day
elementary school, grade school, primary school, grammar school - a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
|2.||school - a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"|
building, edifice - 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"
day school - a school building without boarding facilities
school system - establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school
|3.||school - the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"|
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
|4.||school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"|
body - 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"
Ashcan School, Eight - a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
deconstructivism - a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction
historical school - a school of 19th century German economists and legal philosophers who tried to explain modern economic systems in evolutionary or historical terms
pointillism - 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
art nouveau - 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
lake poets - English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it
|5.||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"|
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
study hall - a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
|6.||school - an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"|
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
|7.||school - a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"|
fish - 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"
animal group - a group of animals
|Verb||1.||school - educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"|
educate - give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
home-school - educate (one's children) at home instead of sending (them) to a school; "The parents are home-schooling their daughter"
|2.||school - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"|
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
sophisticate - make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
|3.||school - swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"|
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
"School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you" [John Updike]
"A school is not a factory. Its raison d'être is to provide opportunity for experience" [J.L. Carr The Harpole Report]
Schools, colleges, and universitiesacademe (literary), academy, alma mater, approved school (Brit.), boarding school, choir school (Brit.), city technology college or CTC (Brit.), civic university (Brit.), classical college (Canad.), co-ed (Brit.), college, college of advanced technology or CAT, college of education, collegiate institute (Canad.), community college, community home, community school (Brit.), composite school (Canad.), comprehensive or comprehensive school (chiefly Brit.), convent or convent school, correspondence school, council school, dame school (old-fashioned), day school, direct-grant school (Brit. old-fashioned), district high school (N.Z.), elementary school (Brit. old-fashioned), finishing school, first school (Brit.), grade school (U.S.), grammar school (U.S.), Great Public Schools or GPS (Austral.), hedge-school (Irish history), hostel (Canad.), independent school, infant school, integrated school (N.Z.), intermediate school (N.Z.), Ivy League, junior college (U.S. & Canad.), junior school, kindergarten, kindy or kindie (Austral. & N.Z.), land grant university (U.S.), List D school (Scot.), magnet school, maintained school, middle school (Brit.), mixed school, multiversity (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), National School, night school, normal school, nursery or nursery school, Open College, Open University, polytechnic, preparatory school, prep school, or (chiefly U.S.) prep, primary school, private school, public school, ragged school (Brit.), reformatory or reform school, residential school, Sabbath school (chiefly U.S.), schola cantorum, secondary modern school (Brit. old-fashioned), secondary school, seminary, separate school (Canad.), single-sex school, sixth-form college, special school (Brit.), state school, summer school, Sunday school, technical college or (informal) tech (Brit.), technology college, tertiary college (Brit.), trade school, university or (informal) uni, varsity (Brit. & N.Z. informal), village college, yeshiva
what did you learn at school today? → ¿qué has aprendido hoy en el colegio?
to be at school → asistir a la escuela
which school were you at? → ¿a qué colegio fue?
we have to be at school by nine → tenemos que estar en el colegio a las nueve
you weren't at school yesterday → ayer faltaste a la clase
to go to school → ir a la escuela
which school did you go to? → ¿a qué colegio fue?
to leave school → terminar el colegio
see also primary C
see also secondary B
see also high D
art school → Facultad f de bellas artes
School of Languages → departamento m de lenguas modernas
law school → Facultad f de derecho
medical school → Facultad f de medicina
the Dutch school → la escuela holandesa
Plato and his school → Platón y su escuela, Platón y sus discípulos
school of art → escuela f de bellas artes
school of dancing → escuela f de baile
school of motoring → autoescuela f, escuela f de manejo (LAm)
school of music → academia f de música, conservatorio m
see also ballet B
see also driving C
see also riding B
he has been well schooled → ha recibido una buena educación
to school sb in sth → educar or instruir a algn en algo
to school sb to do sth → preparar a algn para hacer algo
to school o.s → instruirse
to school o.s. in patience → aprender a tener paciencia
school-age child → niño m en edad escolar
school attendance N → asistencia f a la escuela
school attendance officer inspector de educación encargado de problemas relacionados con la falta de asistencia o el bajo rendimiento de los alumnos
school bus N → autobús m escolar
school dinner N → comida f escolar, comida f de colegio
school doctor N → médico mf de escuela
school fees NPL → matrícula fsing (escolar)
school friend N → amigo/a m/f de clase
school holidays NPL → vacaciones fpl escolares
school hours NPL during school hours → durante las horas de clase
school inspector N → inspector(a) m/f de enseñanza
school leaver N → persona f que termina la escuela
school life N → vida f escolar
school lunch N → comida f escolar, comida f de colegio
to take school lunches → comer or almorzar en la escuela
school meal N → comida f provista por la escuela
school outing N to go on a school outing to the zoo → ir de visita al zoo con el colegio
school playground N (Brit) → patio m (de recreo)
school report N → boletín m escolar
school time N = school hours school trip N = school outing school uniform N → uniforme m escolar
school yard N (US) = school playground school year N → año m escolar
school2 [skuːl] N [of fish, dolphins, whales] → banco m
I'll see you after school → Je te verrai après l'école.
School starts at 9 a.m → L'école commence à 9 heures.
School starts in October → L'école commence en octobre.
a riding school → une école d'équitation
a language school → une école de langues
the university's school of engineering → la faculté d'ingénierie de l'université
the Romantic school of philosophy and poetry → l'école romantique de la philosophie et de la poésie
a school of thought → une école de pensée
of the old school → de la vieille école
He's well schooled in survival → Il est bien rompu à l'art de la survie.
to be schooled to do sth → être rompu(e) à faire qch
We are schooled to keep negative emotions inside → Nous sommes rompus à garder pour nous les émotions négatives.
BUT On nous apprend à garder pour nous les émotions négatives.
schoolin cpds → Schul-;
to be at/go to school → frequentare la/andare a scuola
to leave school → terminare gli studi
school of motoring → scuola guida, autoscuola
the Dutch school (Art) → la scuola olandese
school of thought → corrente f di pensiero
of the old school (fig) → di vecchio stampo
he schooled himself in patience or to be patient → ha imparato ad essere paziente
during school hours, in school time → durante l'orario scolastico