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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Our other memorable paying guest was Madeline Mills, a sixtyish grammar school teacher who valiantly tried to teach me to play the piano.
Mr. WILLIAM HINCHLIFFE, was the son of a reputable tradesman of St. Olave's in Southwark, and was born there May 12, 1692; was educated at a private grammar school with his intimate and ingenious friend Mr. Henry Needler.
In order therefore to obtain the means for my support and the necessary instruction, Collin recommended me to King Frederick the Sixth, who granted to me a certain sum annually for some years; and, by means of Collin also, the directors of the high schools allowed me to receive free instruction in the grammar school at Slagelse, where just then a new, and, as was said, an active rector was appointed.
I was in grammar school when the observation tower of Iacocca Hall at Lehigh University was being constructed.
For three years I taught English at the old grammar school in Diss, putting more roots down among the local students and families who became my friends.
No. I can remember walking to school, public school, that was back in 19 — well, I graduated in 1917, and so that was, I skipped two classes, so that was 1907 or something — we used to walk to grammar school and then went on to high school which is now the Durham Art Council building.
My grammar school was attended by the sons and daughters of Koreans who sought political asylum, Pakistani doctors who were visiting Beth Israel Hospital, and a host of artists, musicians, and writers in every color.
There was an impressive library, an observatory, a grammar school where Chinese children learned German, a high school where they would be taught trades, the yellow brick German-Asiatic Bank, and the famous Tsingtao brewery, then — and still today — producing exceptional beer.
Laura Welch and George had been grammar school classmates in Midland but had not been aware of each other.
Our author received the first rudiments of polite learning from Mr. Edward Sylvester, who kept a grammar school in the parish of All Saints in Oxford.