Sect vs School - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sect and school

is that sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs while 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).

sect

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
  • A religious sect .
  • A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
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  • (obsolete) A cutting; a scion.
  • See also

    * cult

    Anagrams

    * (l) ----

    school

    English

    (wikipedia school)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at .

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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) .

    Noun

    (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 .
    Synonyms
    * (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
    Hyponyms
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    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

    Verb

    (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 *