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life | school |

As a proper noun life

is (christian science) god.

As a noun school is

a group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales or school can be (us|canada)  an institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.

As a verb school is

(of fish) to form into, or travel in a school or school can be to educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school).



(wikipedia life)


  • The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
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  • *{{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
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  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • #(lb) A status possessed by any of a number of entities, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and sometimes viruses, which have the properties of replication and metabolism.
  • (lb) A period of time.
  • #The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive.
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  • #*:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • #*1916', (Ezra Meeker), ''The Busy '''Life of Eighty-Five Years of Ezra Meeker
  • #The span of time during which an object operates.
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  • #The period of time during which an object is recognizable.
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  • #(lb) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.
  • (lb) Personal existence.
  • #(lb) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
  • #*1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), , Ch.VI:
  • #*:"I realize as never before how cheap and valueless a thing is life'. '''Life''' seems a joke, a cruel, grim joke. You are a laughable incident or a terrifying one as you happen to be less powerful or more powerful than some other form of ' life which crosses your path; but as a rule you are of no moment whatsoever to anything but yourself. You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave. Yes, that is our trouble—we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed.
  • #(lb) The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life'. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as ' life -like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • #The world in general; existence.
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  • #A worthwhile existence.
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  • #Animation; spirit; vivacity.
  • #*(Henry Felton) (1679-1740)
  • #*:No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.
  • #*(William Wordsworth) (1770-1850)
  • #*:That gives thy gestures grace and life .
  • #The most lively component or participant.
  • #*1970 , Mathuram Bhoothalingam, The finger on the lute: the story of Mahakavi Subramania Bharati, National Council of Educational Research and Training, p.87:
  • #*:"Don't I know that it is you who is the life of this house. Two delightful children!"
  • #*1998 , Monica F. Cohen, Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel: Women, work and home, Cambridge University Press, page 32:
  • #*:And he is the life of the party at the Musgroves for precisely this reason: the navy has made him into a great storyteller.
  • #Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.
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  • #(lb) Social life.
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  • #*:It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  • #A biography.
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  • #*(Conyers Middleton) (1683-1750)
  • #*:Writers of particular lives are apt to be prejudiced in favour of their subject.
  • (lb) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
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  • Quotations

    * (sense) 1994: Violet Quill , Robert Ferro: *: Most things in life , including life itself, seemed to have articulated sections, discrete and separate and straightforward.


    * (sense) existence, experience * (the world in general) time


    * (the state that precedes death) death * (biology) coma * (philosophy) void

    Derived terms

    * all one's life's worth * artificial life * biological life * dog's life * get a life * get life * give life * have the time of one's life +* high life * lifeboat * life coach * life-buoy * life-force * life form * life's a bitch * life is like a box of chocolates * life's not all skittles and beer * life jacket * lifeblood * lifelike * lifeline * life line * life of the party * life plan * life-saver * lifestyle * lifetime * life vest * lifework * lose one's life * love life * meaning of life * quality of life * real life * set for life * shelf life * social life * this is the life * that's life * to save one's life




    * (l) * (l) 1000 English basic words



    (wikipedia school)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at .

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
  • The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.
  • A multitude.
  • Synonyms
    * (fish) shoal


    (en verb)
  • (of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) scole, from (etyl) . Influenced in some senses by (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (US, Canada)  An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
  • (British)  An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools'
  • Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
  • (considered collectively) The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school , were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • Let no man be less confident in his faith by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians.
  • The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
  • The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.
  • The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.
  • He was a gentleman of the old school .
  • * A. S. Hardy
  • His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools .
    * (institution dedicated to teaching and learning) academy, college, university * (organizational unity within an educational institution) college, department, further education college, institute * (group of fish) shoal
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * boarding school * comprehensive school * cram school * elementary school * grade school * grammar school * high school * infant school * junior high school * junior school * magnet school * middle school * nursery school * old school * prep school * primary school * private school * public school * school age * schoolbag * school band * schoolbook * schoolboy * schoolchild * school day * schoolfellow * schoolfriend * schoolgirl * school holidays * schoolma'am * schoolmaster * schoolmistress * school night * school’s out * schoolteacher * schoolwork * secondary modern school * secondary school * state school * Sunday school * tell tales out of school * upper school


    (en verb)
  • To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)
  • Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton.
  • To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
  • * 1998 , Leigh Jones, "National bar exam methods win in ADA regulation test," , April 13,
  • A blind law graduate who put the National Conference of Bar Examiners to the test got schooled in federal court.
  • * {{quote-book, 2006, Steve Smith, Forever Red: Confessions Of A Cornhusker Football Fan, page=67
  • , passage=Two weeks later, the Cornhuskers put on their road whites again and promptly got schooled by miserable Iowa State in Ames. After the shocking loss
  • * 2007 , Peter David and Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 3 , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416527214, pg. 216,
  • "You again?" Sandman demanded. "I guess you didn't learn your lesson."
    "This time I'm gonna school you."
  • To control, or compose, one's expression.
  • She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    See also

    * college * kindergarten * polytechnic * university *