(1)   A building where young people receive education
"The school was built in 1932"
"He walked to school every morning"
(2)   The process of being formally educated at a school
"What will you do when you finish school?"
(3)   A large group of fish
"A school of small glittering fish swam by"
(4)   A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
"The Venetian school of painting"
(5)   An educational institution
"The school was founded in 1900"
(6)   An educational institution's faculty and students
"The school keeps parents informed"
"The whole school turned out for the game"
(7)   The period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session
"Stay after school"
"He didn't miss a single day of school"
"When the school day was done we would walk home together"


(8)   Swim in or form a large group of fish
"A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
(9)   Educate in or as if in a school
"The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
(10)   Train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
"Cultivate your musical taste"
"Train your tastebuds"
"She is well schooled in poetry"


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  1. An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
    Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood.
    Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school.
  2. An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
  3. Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
    We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music.
  4. The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
    These economists belong to the monetarist school.
  5. A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
    The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.
  6. The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
    I'll see you after school.


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  1. To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)
  2. To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
    • 1998, Leigh Jones, "National bar exam methods win in ADA regulation test," The Journal Record, April 13,
      A blind law graduate who put the National Conference of Bar Examiners to the test got schooled in federal court.
        • 2007, Peter David and Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 3, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416527214, pg. 216,
          "You again?" Sandman demanded. "I guess you didn't learn your lesson."
          "This time I'm gonna school you."
      1. To control, or compose, one's expression.
        She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.

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