school

school
1 /sku:l/ noun
1 WHERE CHILDREN LEARN (C) a place where children are taught: Which school do you go to? | There are several good schools in the area | school bus/building etc: the school hall | to/from school: Mum takes us to school every morning.
2 TIME AT SCHOOL (U)
a) a day's work at school: School begins at 8.30. | before/after school: I'll see you after school.
b) the time during your life when you go to a school: After two years of school, he still couldn't read. | start/leave school: She started school when she was four. | I left school two years ago.
3 UNIVERSITY
a) (C, U) AmE a university, or the time when you study there: Where did you go to school? | law/medical/graduate etc school: After two years of medical school, I thought I knew everything.
b) (C) a department that teaches a particular subject at a university
(+ of): the School of Oriental Languages
4 ONE SUBJECT (C) a place where a particular subject or skill is taught: a language school in Brighton | the Pastern Riding School
(+ of): Amwell School of Motoring
5 at school
a) in the school building: I can get some work done while the kids are at school.
b) BrE attending a school, rather than being at college or university or having a job: We've got two children at school, and one at university.
6 in school
a) in the school building: Sandra's not in school today - she's not well.
b) AmE attending a school or university as opposed to having a job: Are your boys still in school?
7 ART (C) a number of people who are considered as a group because of their style of work: the Impressionist school
8 school of thought an opinion or way of thinking about something that is shared by a group of people: There are two schools of thought on drinking red wine with fish.
9 of the old school having old-fashioned values or qualities, especially good ones: an officer of the old school
10 SEA ANIMALS (C) a large group of fish, whale 1 (1) s, dolphins etc that are swimming together
(+ of): a school of whales
11 the school of hard knocks old-fashioned the difficult or unpleasant experiences you have in life
2 verb (T) old-fashioned to train or teach someone: be schooled in sth: a young lady schooled in all the usual accomplishments

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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