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school  

[1]  
      n  
1   
a    an institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education  
b    (as modifier)  
school bus, school day     
c    (in combination)  
schoolroom, schoolwork     
2    any educational institution or building  
3    a faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subject  
a law school     
4    the staff and pupils of a school  
5    the period of instruction in a school or one session of this  
he stayed after school to do extra work     
6    meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc.  
7    a place or sphere of activity that instructs  
the school of hard knocks     
8    a body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods  
9    a group of artists, writers, etc., linked by the same style, teachers, or aims  
the Venetian school of painting     
10    a style of life  
a gentleman of the old school     
11    Informal   a group assembled for a common purpose, esp. gambling or drinking  
      vb   tr  
12    to train or educate in or as in a school  
13    to discipline or control  
14       an archaic word for       reprimand  
     (Old English scol, from Latin schola school, from Greek skhole leisure spent in the pursuit of knowledge)  
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n.
Primary School Examination
exp.
échec scolaire
n.
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
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