grammar school
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college b. a British college preparatory school 2. a school intermediate between primary school and high school 3. elementary school

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  • Grammar school — Une grammar school est, dans les pays anglophones, un établissement d enseignement secondaire ou, plus rarement, d enseignement primaire. Les origines des grammar schools remontent à l Europe médiévale. Sommaire 1 Origines 2 Grammar schools en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grammar school — Grammar Gram mar, n. [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr ?, fem. of ? skilled in grammar, fr. ? letter. See {Gramme}, {Graphic}, and cf. {Grammatical}, {Gramarye}.] 1. The science which treats of the principles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grammar School — Grammar Schools entsprechen heutzutage im Vereinigten Königreich den deutschen Gymnasien. Die Schulen sind vor allem bekannt für die Pflege der klassischen Studien (Latein und Altgriechisch). Der achtjährige Kursus bereitet auf das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grammar school — grammar schools N VAR: oft in names after n A grammar school is a school in Britain for children aged between eleven and eighteen who have a high academic ability. He is in the third year at Leeds Grammar School …   English dictionary

  • grammar school — n. ☆ 1. Now Rare an elementary school: the term was variously applied to different school levels, esp. to that between the fifth and eighth grades 2. in England 3. a) Historical a school where Latin was taught b) a government supported secondary… …   English World dictionary

  • grammar school — grammar .school n [U and C] 1.) a school in Britain for children over the age of 11 who have to pass a special examination to go there →↑comprehensive school 2.) AmE old fashioned an ↑elementary school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grammar school — ► NOUN 1) (in the UK, especially formerly) a state secondary school to which pupils are admitted on the basis of ability. 2) US another term for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Cf. ↑elementary school) …   English terms dictionary

  • grammar school — grammar ,school noun count 1. ) AMERICAN an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2. ) a school in the U.K. for children between the ages of 11 and 18 who have passed a special examination to be allowed to go there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Grammar school — A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries.In the modern United States, the term is synonymous with elementary school.The original purpose of …   Wikipedia

  • Grammar School — Une grammar school est, dans les pays anglophones, un établissement d enseignement secondaire ou, plus rarement, d enseignement primaire. Les origines des grammar schools remontent à l Europe médiévale. Sommaire 1 Origines 2 Grammar schools en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • grammar school — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grammar school : singular grammar school plural grammar schools 1) a school in the UK for children between the ages of 11 and 18 who have passed a special examination to be allowed to go there 2) American a… …   English dictionary

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