Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building used as a school.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building housing a school, especially a small or single-room one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building appropriated for use as a school.
  • n. The dwelling house, generally attached to or adjoining a school, provided by the school authorities for the use of the schoolmaster or schoolmistress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building where young people receive education

Etymologies

school +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In another document this schoolhouse is described as "schola, anglice _schoolhouse_, ad borealem finem Aulæ prædictæ."

    Shakespearean Playhouses A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration

  • The schoolhouse is bare and unlovely, without tree or flower.

    The Second Chance

  • "When you were growing up, how many times was I called the schoolhouse to answer to some wild tale you'd been telling your classmates?

    The Witness

  • More far-reaching than the schoolhouse is the motion picture theater.

    Grand Theft Childhood

  • We wanted to make it certain around the country that the schoolhouse is a safe place for children to learn.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2006

  • SAGET: And the Whole purpose of the joke is what 15-year-old boys would laugh about behind the schoolhouse, which is here's the worse thing I've ever heard, and there's a joke that went around in showbiz for like 75 years, and I heard it, like, 20 years ago, but supposedly one of the -- Jack Benny told Gary Owens, who was in the movie, I found out at the premiere.

    CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2005

  • The schoolhouse is a dry stone structure of local granite and slate and comprises only two classrooms and a gray schoolyard beneath the shadow of the mountain.

    Broken Music, A Memoir

  • If they've destroyed a schoolhouse in your village, and they've burned down many, rebuild it first of all, because a schoolhouse is a pledge to the future.

    Poland

  • The building, on Alston Street several blocks south of Washington, was near the edge of town and hardly deserved to be called a schoolhouse at all -- schoolshed would have been a better word for it.

    The Guns Of The South

  • The schoolhouse was a grim, old, red, one-story building, perched on a bare rock at the top of a hill, -- partly because this was a conspicuous site for the temple of learning, and partly because land is cheap where there is no chance even for rye or buckwheat, and the very sheep find nothing to nibble.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

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