American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A secondary school that usually includes grades 9 or 10 through 12.
- n. education An institution which provides all or part of secondary education.
- n. secondary school (used in this way in parts of Australia and Canada)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [U. S.] a free public school nearest the rank of a college.
- n. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
“And onto the audience, who may find a jammed-shut, crammed-full locker of their own high school memories tumbling out.”
“Another truck driver with a flashlight spotted the passenger, a young high school girl, lying fifty feet away in the snow-flecked high desert sand.”
“Richie Ungar on the night of his high school prom.”
““What kind of high school is this?” he demanded, referring to the division between the expensively but hideously dressed “richies” driving convertible Beemers and the equally hideously but more cheaply dressed friends of Andie Walsh.”
“Perhaps, too, your high school halls were filled with Hughes-speak.”
“To watch the mutable, un-made-up Molly wistfully survey her boyish body in Sixteen Candles is, for me, to reconnect with my own gawky yet game high school self.”
“My own single happy moment in high school took place in my art room as I tranced out over a painting and suddenly the teacher allowed a rare radio to be switched on.”
“The archetypal high school love story—wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl loves handsome preppy boy—feels less archetypal than just plain precious and contrived.”
“I remained boyfriendless and pining for Tony until I left that high school for Putney—a boarding school where the groovy clothes Emily had taught me to wear served my social standing well.”
“Maybe Marcy Becker was a porn star, or sold drugs to high school kids.”
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