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

  • n. A private school for pupils living at home.
  • n. A school that holds classes during the day.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A school attended during the day, as opposed to a boarding school.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one which the pupils attend only in daytime, in distinction from a boarding school.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A school the sessions of which are held during the day: opposed to night-school.
  • n. A school in which the pupils are not boarded: distinguished from boarding-school.

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

  • n. a school building without boarding facilities
  • n. a school giving instruction during the daytime
  • n. a private school taking day students only


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