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English definition of “school”

school

noun
 
/skul/
A1 a place where children go to learn things: I ride my bike to school.
A2 [no plural] the time that you spend at school: I like school. I started school when I was five.
a dance, language, riding, etc. school A2 a place where you can study a particular subject: She goes to a dance school every Saturday.
B1 any college or university
(Definition of school from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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