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school

noun uk   /skuːl/ us  

school noun (EDUCATION)

A1 [C or U] a place where children go to be educated: a primary/secondary school Milton Road School They're building a new school in the village. She drives the kids to school every morning. UK I was at school with (= I went to the same school at the same time as) Luke's brother. Is Emily in school today or is she still ill? Which school do you go to ( formal attend)? school meals/uniform school buildings/feesA1 [U] the period of your life during which you go to school, or the teaching and learning activities which happen at school: British children start/begin school at the age of four or five. What do you want to do when you leave school (= finish studying at school)? I love/hate school. US My sister teaches school (= teaches children in a school) in New York City.A2 [U] the time during the day when children are studying in school: before/after school School starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3.30 p.m. [C + sing/pl verb] all the children and teachers at a school: The whole school is/are delighted about Joel's success in the championships. [C or U] a part of a college or university specializing in a particular subject or group of subjects: the School of Oriental and African Studies She went to medical school in Edinburgh.A2 [C] a place where people, especially adults, can study a particular subject either some of the time or all of the time: a driving/dancing school the London Business SchoolB1 [U] US a college or university or the time that a student spends there: We first met at graduate school (= while doing a university course for a second or third degree). We went to school together in Atlanta.
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school noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of painters, writers, poets, etc. whose work is similar, especially similar to that of a particular leader: the Flemish School the Impressionist school of painting

school noun (SEA CREATURES)

school

verb [T] uk   /skuːl/ formal us  
to train a person or animal to do something: It takes a lot of patience to school a dog/horse. [+ to infinitive] You must school yourself to be tolerant. [T often passive] to teach a child: Her children are well schooled in correct behaviour.
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