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school1 British & World English

An institution for educating children

school2 British & World English

A large group of fish or sea mammals

school English Thesaurus

the school caters for children with learning difficulties

B-school British & World English

Business school

in-school British & World English

Denoting an activity or process that takes place during school hours or on school premises

art school British & World English

A college which provides training in art

dame school British & World English

A small primary school run by elderly women, especially in their own homes

day school British & World English

A non-residential school, typically a fee-paying one

free school British & World English

(In England) a school set up by an organization or a group of individuals, funded by the government but not controlled by the local authority

high school British & World English

A secondary school

old school British & World English

Used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional

prep school British & World English

A private school for pupils between the ages of seven and thirteen

school age British & World English

The age range of children normally attending school

school bus British & World English

A bus that transports students from home to school, school to home, or to school-sponsored events

school day British & World English

A day on which classes are held in a primary or secondary school

school run British & World English

A regular journey made by car to take one’s children to school or bring them home

school ship British & World English

A training ship

school time British & World English

The period in the day when pupils are at school

school year British & World English

The period in the year during which pupils attend school, from the beginning of the autumn term to the end of the summer term

high school New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(in N. Amer. and Scotland) secondary school

school age New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

after-school British & World English

Taking place after normal school hours

Ashcan School British & World English

A group of American realist painters active from circa 1908 until the First World War, who painted scenes from the slums of New York. The school grew out of the group called ‘the Eight’

board school British & World English

An elementary school under the management of a School Board, established in Britain by the Education Act of 1870

charm school British & World English

An institution offering training in social graces such as etiquette

choir school British & World English

A school which is attached to a cathedral or college and specializes in training choirboys and choirgirls

church school British & World English

(In the UK) a school founded by or associated with the Church of England

county school British & World English

(In the UK) a school that is established and funded by the local education authority

Danube School British & World English

A group of landscape painters working in the Danube region in the early 16th century. Its members included Altdorfer and Cranach the Elder

faith school British & World English

A school intended for students of a particular religious faith

feeder school British & World English

A school from which students move on to a more advanced one

first school British & World English

A school for children from five to nine years old

grade school British & World English

An elementary school

Harrow School British & World English

A boys' public school in NW London, founded under Queen Elizabeth I in 1571

junior school British & World English

A school for young or younger children, in particular (in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 7 and 11

lower school British & World English

The section of a larger school which comprises or caters for the younger pupils, especially those below the fifth form

magnet school British & World English

A school designed to attract pupils from various areas or groups, especially one offering specialist tuition in a particular subject alongside the standard curriculum

middle school British & World English

(In the UK) a school for children from about 9 to 13 years old

night school British & World English

An institution providing evening classes for those working during the day

normal school British & World English

(Especially in North America and France) a school or college for the training of teachers

Prague School British & World English

A group of linguists established in Prague in 1926 who developed distinctive feature theory in phonology and communicative dynamism in language teaching. Leading members were Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890–1938) and Roman Jakobson

public school British & World English

(In the UK) a private fee-paying secondary school, especially one for boarders

reform school British & World English

An institution to which young offenders were sent as an alternative to prison

riding school British & World English

An establishment where horse riding is taught

leave school British & World English

Finish one’s education

school board British & World English

A local board or authority responsible for the provision and maintenance of schools

school dinner British & World English

A midday meal provided for a child at school

school-leaver British & World English

A young person who is about to leave or has just left school


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