grammar-school

grammar school

noun
1.
an elementary school.
2.
British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
3.
(formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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grammar school
 
n
1.  (Brit) secondary modern school Compare comprehensive school (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means
2.  (US) another term for elementary school
3.  (Austral) a private school, esp one controlled by a church
4.  (NZ) a secondary school forming part of the public education system

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