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school

noun  us   /skul/

school noun (EDUCATION)

[C/U] a place where people, esp. young people, are educated: [C] a nursery/grade/elementary/secondary/graduate school [C] What school do you go to? [U] The kids walk to school. [C] The whole school knew about the incident (= all the students and teachers at the school knew about it). [C/U] School also means the time spent in school: [U] School is out early today. [C/U] School also means the process of being educated in a school: [U] Krista starts school in the fall. [U] I’ve got one more year of school left. [C/U] A school is also a part of a college or university specializing in a particular subject or group of subjects: [C] Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies [C/U] A school is also a place where a particular subject or skill is taught: [C] a driving/dancing/art school [C/U] School is also a college or university: [U] We went to school together in Atlanta.

school noun (GROUP)

[C] a group of artists, writers, or philosophers (= people with theories about existence) whose styles, methods, or ideas are similar: Her painting belongs to the Impressionist school.

school noun (SEA ANIMALS)

[C] a large number of fish or other sea animals swimming in a group

school

verb [T]  us   /skul/

school verb [T] (EDUCATE)

to train or teach: She was schooled locally and then went away to college.
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