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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  School  \School\,  n.  [For  shoal  a  crowd;  prob.  confused  with 
  school  for  learning.] 
  A  shoal;  a  multitude;  as  a  school  of  fish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  School  \School\,  n.  [OE.  scole,  AS  sc?lu,  L.  schola,  Gr  ? 
  leisure,  that  in  which  leisure  is  employed,  disputation, 
  lecture,  a  school,  probably  from  the  same  root  as  ?,  the 
  original  sense  being  perhaps,  a  stopping,  a  resting.  See 
  {Scheme}.] 
  1.  A  place  for  learned  intercourse  and  instruction;  an 
  institution  for  learning;  an  educational  establishment;  a 
  place  for  acquiring  knowledge  and  mental  training;  as  the 
  school  of  the  prophets. 
 
  Disputing  daily  in  the  school  of  one  Tyrannus. 
  --Acts  xix.  9. 
 
  2.  A  place  of  primary  instruction;  an  establishment  for  the 
  instruction  of  children;  as  a  primary  school;  a  common 
  school;  a  grammar  school. 
 
  As  he  sat  in  the  school  at  his  primer.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  session  of  an  institution  of  instruction. 
 
  How  now  Sir  Hugh!  No  school  to-day?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  seminaries  for  teaching  logic,  metaphysics,  and 
  theology,  which  were  formed  in  the  Middle  Ages,  and  which 
  were  characterized  by  academical  disputations  and 
  subtilties  of  reasoning. 
 
  At  Cambridge  the  philosophy  of  Descartes  was  still 
  dominant  in  the  schools.  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  The  room  or  hall  in  English  universities  where  the 
  examinations  for  degrees  and  honors  are  held. 
 
  6.  An  assemblage  of  scholars;  those  who  attend  upon 
  instruction  in  a  school  of  any  kind  a  body  of  pupils. 
 
  What  is  the  great  community  of  Christians,  but  one 
  of  the  innumerable  schools  in  the  vast  plan  which 
  God  has  instituted  for  the  education  of  various 
  intelligences?  --Buckminster. 
 
  7.  The  disciples  or  followers  of  a  teacher;  those  who  hold  a 
  common  doctrine,  or  accept  the  same  teachings;  a  sect  or 
  denomination  in  philosophy,  theology,  science,  medicine, 
  politics,  etc 
 
  Let  no  man  be  less  confident  in  his  faith  .  .  .  by 
  reason  of  any  difference  in  the  several  schools  of 
  Christians.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  8.  The  canons,  precepts,  or  body  of  opinion  or  practice, 
  sanctioned  by  the  authority  of  a  particular  class  or  age; 
  as  he  was  a  gentleman  of  the  old  school. 
 
  His  face  pale  but  striking,  though  not  handsome 
  after  the  schools.  --A.  S.  Hardy. 
 
  9.  Figuratively,  any  means  of  knowledge  or  discipline;  as 
  the  school  of  experience. 
 
  {Boarding  school},  {Common  school},  {District  school}, 
  {Normal  school},  etc  See  under  {Boarding},  {Common}, 
  {District},  etc 
 
  {High  school},  a  free  public  school  nearest  the  rank  of  a 
  college.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {School  board},  a  corporation  established  by  law  in  every 
  borough  or  parish  in  England,  and  elected  by  the  burgesses 
  or  ratepayers,  with  the  duty  of  providing  public  school 
  accommodation  for  all  children  in  their  district. 
 
  {School  committee},  {School  board},  an  elected  committee  of 
  citizens  having  charge  and  care  of  the  public  schools  in 
  any  district,  town,  or  city,  and  responsible  for  control 
  of  the  money  appropriated  for  school  purposes.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  School  \School\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Schooled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Schooling}.] 
  1.  To  train  in  an  institution  of  learning;  to  educate  at  a 
  school;  to  teach. 
 
  He's  gentle,  never  schooled,  and  yet  learned. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  tutor;  to  chide  and  admonish;  to  reprove;  to  subject  to 
  systematic  discipline;  to  train. 
 
  It  now  remains  for  you  to  school  your  child,  And  ask 
  why  God's  Anointed  be  reviled.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  mother,  while  loving  her  child  with  the 
  intensity  of  a  sole  affection,  had  schooled  herself 
  to  hope  for  little  other  return  than  the  waywardness 
  of  an  April  breeze.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbizon  \Bar`bi`zon"\,  or  Barbison  \Bar`bi`son"\,  school 
  \school\  (Painting) 
  A  French  school  of  the  middle  of  the  19th  century  centering 
  in  the  village  of  Barbizon  near  the  forest  of  Fontainebleau 
  Its  members  went  straight  to  nature  in  disregard  of  academic 
  tradition,  treating  their  subjects  faithfully  and  with  poetic 
  feeling  for  color,  light,  and  atmosphere.  It  is  exemplified, 
  esp.  in  landscapes,  by  Corot,  Rousseau,  Daubigny  Jules 
  Dupr['e],  and  Diaz.  Associated  with  them  are  certain  painters 
  of  animals,  as  Troyon  and  Jaque,  and  of  peasant  life,  as 
  Millet  and  Jules  Breton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Megarian  \Me*ga"ri*an\,  Megaric  \Me*gar"ic\,  a. 
  Belonging,  or  pertaining,  to  Megara  a  city  of  ancient 
  Greece. 
 
  {Megarian},  or  {Megaric},  {school},  a  school  of  philosophy 
  established  at  Megara  after  the  death  of  Socrates,  by  his 
  disciples,  and  remarkable  for  its  logical  subtlety. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  school 
  n  1:  an  educational  institution;  "the  school  was  founded  in  1900" 
  2:  a  place  where  young  people  receive  education;  "the  school 
  was  built  in  1932";  "he  walked  to  school  every  morning" 
  [syn:  {schoolhouse}] 
  3:  the  process  of  being  formally  educated  at  a  school;  "what 
  will  you  do  when  you  finish  school?"  [syn:  {schooling}] 
  4:  an  educational  institution's  faculty  and  students;  "the 
  school  keeps  parents  informed";  "the  whole  school  turned 
  out  for  the  game" 
  5:  the  period  of  instruction  in  a  school;  "stay  after  school" 
  or  "he  didn't  miss  a  single  day  of  school"  [syn:  {schooltime}] 
  6:  a  body  of  creative  artists  or  writers  or  thinkers  linked  by 
  a  similar  style  or  by  similar  teachers;  "the  Venetian 
  school  of  painting" 
  7:  a  large  group  of  fish;  "a  school  of  small  glittering  fish 
  swam  by"  [syn:  {shoal}] 
  v  1:  educate  in  or  as  if  in  a  school;  "The  children  are  schooled 
  at  great  cost  to  their  parents  in  private  institutions" 
  2:  train  to  be  discriminative;  as  of  taste  or  judgment; 
  "Cultivate  your  musical  taste";  "Train  your  tastebuds"; 
  "She  is  well  schooled  in  poetry"  [syn:  {educate},  {train}, 
  {cultivate},  {civilize}] 




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