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school

noun
 
 
/skuːl/
PLACE [C] A1 a place where children go to be educated: Which school do you go to? I ride my bike to school.Types of school
TIME [U] A2 the time that you spend at school: I like school. We're going shopping after school. I started school when I was five.Schools in general
PEOPLE [no plural] all the students and teachers at a school: The whole school took part in the project.Schools in general
a dance/language/riding, etc school A2 a place where you can study a particular subjectTypes of schoolUniversity and college education
PART [C] a part of a college or university: the University of Cambridge Medical SchoolTypes of schoolUniversity and college education
UNIVERSITY [C, U] US informal in the US, any college or university, or the time you spend there: Which schools did you apply to?Types of schoolUniversity and college education
FISH [C] a group of fish or other sea animalsAnimal groupings
→  See also boarding school , elementary school , grade school , grammar school , high school , junior high school , junior school , middle school , night school , nursery school , prep school , preparatory school , primary school , public school , secondary school , state school , school of thought
(Definition of school from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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