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Definition of school
- North American informalanother term for university.Harvard is certainly not a loafer’s school
- (of a Xhosa) educated and westernized: economic considerations persuaded many Xhosa not to become school by opting for a Western lifestyleContrasted with red (sense 4 of the adjective).
Old English scōl, scolu, via Latin from Greek skholē 'leisure, philosophy, lecture place', reinforced in Middle English by Old French escole