from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See elementary school.
- n. Chiefly British A secondary or preparatory school.
- n. A school stressing the study of classical languages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A school that teaches its pupils the grammar system of a European language, especially Latin and Greek.
- n. A secondary school that stresses academic over practical or vocational education, until recent times open to those pupils who had passed the 11-plus examination.
- n. Elementary school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A school, usually endowed, in which Latin and Greek grammar are taught, as also other studies preparatory to colleges or universities; as, the famous Rugby Grammar School. This use of the word is more common in England than in the United States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A school for teaching grammar; originally, a school for teaching Latin, which was begun by committing the grammar to memory.
- n. Hence In the system of graded common schools in the United States, the grade or department in which English grammar is one of the subjects taught. The more common practice recognizes primary, grammar, and high schools; sometimes the division is into primary, intermediate, grammar, and high schools.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
- n. a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
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