Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

summer school

study programs offered by a school, college, or university during the summer to those who wish to obtain their degrees more quickly, who must make up credits, or who wish to supplement their education.
a school offering such programs.
Origin of summer school
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for summer-school
Historical Examples
  • "I've decided to stay over for summer-school, dear," he said to her one afternoon in mid-June.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • He was roused by the sound of a dinner-horn such as they used to blow at a summer-school he had once attended in the Adirondacks.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • I have been giving a course of six lectures on psychology "for teachers" at a so-called "summer-school" in Colorado Springs.

British Dictionary definitions for summer-school

summer school

a school, academic course, etc, held during the summer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for summer school

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for summer

Scrabble Words With Friends