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English definition of “school”

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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