Meaning of “school” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /skuːl/

A1 a place where children go to be educated:

Which school do you go to?
I ride my bike to 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.
PEOPLE [ no plural ]

all the students and teachers at a school:

The whole school took part in the project.
a dance/language/riding, etc school

A2 a place where you can study a particular subject

PART [ C ]

a part of a college or university:

the University of Cambridge Medical School
UNIVERSITY [ C, U ] US informal

in the US, any college or university, or the time you spend there:

Which schools did you apply to?
FISH [ C ]

a group of fish or other sea animals

(Definition of “school” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)