n. A place where instruction is given in arts, science, languages, or any species of learning; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a school-house; a school-room.n. The body of pupils collectively in any place of instruction, and under the direction of one or more teachers: as, to have a large school.n. A session of an institution of instruction; exercises of instruction; school-work.n. In the middle ages, a lecture-room, especially in a university or college; hence, the body of masters and students in a university; a university or college; in the plural, the schools, the scholastics generally.n. A large room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors take place.n. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine or accept the same teachings or principles; those who exhibit in practice the same general methods, principles, tastes, or intellectual bent; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, art, etc.; a system of doctrine as delivered by particular teachers: as, the Socratic school; the painters of the Italian school; the musicians of the German school; economists of the laisser-faire school.n. A system or state of matters prevalent at a certain time; a specific method or cast of thought; a particular system of training with special reference to conduct and manners: as, a gentleman of the old school; specifically, the manifestation or the results of the coöperation of a school (in sense 6): as, paintings of the Italian Renaissance school.n. Any place or means of discipline, improvement, instruction, or training.n. In music, a book or treatise designed to teach some particular branch of the art: as, A.'s violin school.Pertaining or relating to a school or to education: as, a school custom.Pertaining to the schoolmen; scholastic: as, school philosophy (scholasticism).To educate, instruct, or train in or as in school; teach.To teach, train, or discipline with the thoroughness and strictness of a school; discipline thoroughly; bring under control.To discipline or take to task; reprove; chide and admonish.n. A large number of fish, or porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together; a company.To form or go in a school, as fish; run together; shoal.To go or move in a body; troop.n. A medical sect, followers of Stahl, so called because of the doctrine that all vital phenomena proceed from the action of an internal force. See animism, 2.n. A school maintained in a community by taxes levied for the purpose.