Sunday school
noun Date: 1783 a school held on Sunday for religious education; also the teachers and pupils of such a school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sunday school — is the generic name for many different types of religious education pursued on Sundays by various denominations.It had its origins when Hannah Ball, a native of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England, founded a school within the town in 1769.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sunday school — School School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ? leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See {Scheme}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunday school — Sunday schools N VAR Sunday school is a class organized by a church that some children go to on Sundays in order to learn about Christianity. I went to the young people s service in the morning and to Sunday school in the afternoon. ...a Sunday… …   English dictionary

  • Sunday school — Sunday Sun day, a. Belonging to the Christian Sabbath. [1913 Webster] {Sunday letter}. See {Dominical letter}, under {Dominical}. {Sunday school}. See under {School}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunday school — n. 1. a school, usually affiliated with some church or synagogue, giving religious instruction on Sunday 2. the teachers and pupils of such a school …   English World dictionary

  • Sunday school — n [U and C] a place where children are taught about Christianity on Sundays …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sunday school — Sunday ,school noun count or uncount religious classes for children that are given in a church on Sundays …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sunday school — ► NOUN ▪ a class held on Sundays to teach children about Christianity …   English terms dictionary

  • Sunday school — 1. a school, now usually in connection with a church, for religious instruction on Sunday. 2. the members of such a school. Also called Sabbath school. [1775 85] * * * also called  church school , or  Christian education        school for… …   Universalium

  • Sunday school — noun school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Sabbath school • Hypernyms: ↑school * * * noun [count, noncount] : a school especially for children that is held on Sunday for religious education * * * ˈSunday school… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sunday school — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Sunday school : singular Sunday school plural Sunday schools religious lessons for children that are given in a church on Sundays …   English dictionary

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