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Meaning & Definition of School in English

English

School

/skul/

noun

1. An educational institution

  • "The school was founded in 1900"
    synonym:
  • school

2. A building where young people receive education

  • "The school was built in 1932"
  • "He walked to school every morning"
    synonym:
  • school
  • ,
  • schoolhouse

3. The process of being formally educated at a school

  • "What will you do when you finish school?"
    synonym:
  • school
  • ,
  • schooling

4. A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers

  • "The venetian school of painting"
    synonym:
  • school

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • school
  • ,
  • schooltime
  • ,
  • school day

6. An educational institution's faculty and students

  • "The school keeps parents informed"
  • "The whole school turned out for the game"
    synonym:
  • school

7. A large group of fish

  • "A school of small glittering fish swam by"
    synonym:
  • school
  • ,
  • shoal

verb

1. Educate in or as if in a school

  • "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
    synonym:
  • school

2. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

  • "Cultivate your musical taste"
  • "Train your tastebuds"
  • "She is well schooled in poetry"
    synonym:
  • educate
  • ,
  • school
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • cultivate
  • ,
  • civilize
  • ,
  • civilise

3. Swim in or form a large group of fish

  • "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
    synonym:
  • school

Examples of using

Tom wrote an article for the school newspaper.
Do you go to school?
The whole school turned out to welcome Tom back.