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 for School
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  School \School\, n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with
     school for learning.]
     A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     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.
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              Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
                                                    --Acts xix. 9.
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     2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the
        instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common
        school; a grammar school.
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              As he sat in the school at his primer. --Chaucer.
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     3. A session of an institution of instruction.
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              How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?  --Shak.
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     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.
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              At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still
              dominant in the schools.              --Macaulay.
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     5. The room or hall in English universities where the
        examinations for degrees and honors are held.
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     6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon
        instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
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              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.
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     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.
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              Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by
              reason of any difference in the several schools of
              Christians.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     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.
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              His face pale but striking, though not handsome
              after the schools.                    --A. S. Hardy.
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     9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as,
        the school of experience.
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     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.]
     School days, the period in which youth are sent to school.
     School district, a division of a town or city for
        establishing and conducting schools. [U.S.]
     Sunday school, or Sabbath school, a school held on Sunday
        for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the
        pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school,
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  School \School\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Schooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a
        school; to teach.
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              He's gentle, never schooled, and yet learned.
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     2. To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to
        systematic discipline; to train.
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              It now remains for you to school your child,
              And ask why God's Anointed be reviled. --Dryden.
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              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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an educational institution; "the school was founded in
      2: a building where young people receive education; "the school
         was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning" [syn:
         school, schoolhouse]
      3: the process of being formally educated at a school; "what
         will you do when you finish school?" [syn: school,
      4: a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a
         similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of
      5: the period of instruction in a school; the time period when
         school 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" [syn: school, schooltime, school
      6: an educational institution's faculty and students; "the
         school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out
         for the game"
      7: a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish
         swam by" [syn: school, 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: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment;
         "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She
         is well schooled in poetry" [syn: educate, school,
         train, cultivate, civilize, civilise]
      3: swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of
         schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "school":
     American, Art Nouveau, Ashcan school, Barbizon, Bauhaus, Bolognese,
     British, Cobra, Dutch, Flemish, Fontainebleau, French, Italian,
     Mannerist, Milanese, Modenese, Momentum, Neapolitan, New York,
     Paduan, Parisian, Phases, Pre-Raphaelite, Raphaelite, Reflex,
     Restany, Roman, Scottish, Sienese, Spur, Suprematism, The Ten,
     Tuscan, Umbrian, Venetian, Washington, Weltanschauung, academic,
     adherents, advance, affiliation, approach, army, art schools,
     articles of religion, body, branch, broaden the mind, bunch,
     catechism, catechize, church, circle, civilize, class, classroom,
     clique, coach, college, collegiate, colony, communion, community,
     confession, control, coterie, credenda, credo, creed, cult,
     cultivate, demonstrate, denomination, direct, disciples,
     discipline, division, doctrinal statement, dogma, drift, drill,
     drive, drove, eclectic, edify, educate, educational institution,
     enlighten, equip, extramural, faction, faith, fashion, fellowship,
     flock, followers, form, formulated belief, gam, gang, genre,
     give instruction, give lessons in, gospel, ground, group, groups,
     guide, herd, host, ideology, illumine, inculcate, indoctrinate,
     inform, institute, instruct, interscholastic, intramural, ism,
     junior high school, kennel, kind, kindergarten, lead, lines,
     litter, manage, manner, middle school, mould, movement, offshoot,
     open the eyes, opinion, order, organization, pack, party, pencil,
     persuasion, philosophy, plein-air, pod, political faith,
     political philosophy, prepare, preschool, pride, prime, principles,
     private school, public school, ready, reeducate, religion,
     religious order, schism, scholastic, sect, sectarism, segment,
     seminary, set, set right, shape, sharpen the wits, shoal, show,
     show how, skulk, sloth, society, style, system of belief, teach,
     teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, teaching, the grand style,
     train, trip, troop, tutor, university, variety, version, view,
     way of life, world view

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