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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A secondary school that usually includes grades 9 or 10 through 12.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An institution which provides all or part of secondary education.
  • n. secondary school (used in this way in parts of Australia and Canada)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • n. a free public school nearest the rank of a college.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12


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  • Yikes! Sounds like my recurring academic mayhem dream.

    March 5, 2007

  • Last night I had a nightmare that I was back in high school, having just returned from spring break with a mysterious case of amnesia. I was freaking out because I had no idea what classes I was supposed to be in, or where they were located on a campus that had rearranged itself over the break. Like a cheesy adventure game, I began with only the books in my backpack to indicate where I was supposed to be, with no friends, and the deadline to be in my seat by the ring of the bell. A truly horrible dream.

    March 4, 2007