Grammar-school definition

A school stressing the study of classical languages.
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(chiefly british) A secondary or preparatory school.
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(now rare) An elementary school.
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In England.
  • (historical) A school where Latin was taught.
  • A government-supported secondary school preparing pupils for college.
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(archaic) A school that teaches its pupils the grammar system of a European language, especially Latin and Greek.
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(chiefly UK) 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.
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(US, rare, regional) Elementary school.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grammar-school
Plural:
grammar-schools