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school

noun /skuːl/
a place for teaching especially children
die Schule
She goes to the school He’s not at university – he’s still at school (American) He’s still in school.
the pupils of a school
die Schüler (pl.)
The behaviour of this school in public is sometimes not very good.
a series of meetings or a place for instruction etc
die Schule
She runs a sewing school a driving school.
a department of a university or college dealing with a particular subject
die Fakultät
the School of Mathematics.
(American) a university or college.
die Hochschule
a group of people with the same ideas etc
die Schule
There are two schools of thought about the treatment of this disease.
schoolbag noun a bag for carrying books etc to and from school
die Schultasche
She had a schoolbag on her back.
schoolboy nouns ( schoolgirl) a boy or girl who goes to school
der/die Schüler(in)
a naughty schoolboy.
schoolchild noun ( plural schoolchildren) a child who goes to school.
das Schulkind
school day noun a day on which children go to school
die Schulzeit
On a school day I get up at seven o’clock.
schooldays noun plural the time of a person’s life during which he goes to school.
die Schulzeit
schoolfellow noun a person who is or was taught at the same school, especially in the same class
der/die Schulkamerad(in)
I met an old schoolfellow of yours.
school-leaver noun a school-pupil who is about to leave, or has just left, school eg because he has finished his course of education there
der/die Schulabgänger(in)
School-leavers are finding it hard to get jobs these days.
schoolmaster noun ( feminine schoolmistress) a person who teaches in school.
der/die Lehrer(in)
schoolmate noun a schoolfellow, especially a friend.
der/die Schulkamerad(in)
schoolteacher noun a person who teaches in a school.
der/die Lehrer(in)
(Definition of school from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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