from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building used as a school.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A building appropriated for use as a school.
  • noun The dwelling house, generally attached to or adjoining a school, provided by the school authorities for the use of the schoolmaster or schoolmistress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A house appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building housing a school, especially a small or single-room one.

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

  • noun a building where young people receive education


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school +‎ house


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  • In another document this schoolhouse is described as "schola, anglice _schoolhouse_, ad borealem finem Aulæ prædictæ."

    Shakespearean Playhouses A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration Joseph Quincy Adams 1913

  • The schoolhouse is bare and unlovely, without tree or flower.

    The Second Chance 1910

  • "When you were growing up, how many times was I called the schoolhouse to answer to some wild tale you'd been telling your classmates?

    The Witness Brown, Sandra 1995

  • More far-reaching than the schoolhouse is the motion picture theater.

    Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner 2008

  • More far-reaching than the schoolhouse is the motion picture theater.

    Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner 2008

  • We wanted to make it certain around the country that the schoolhouse is a safe place for children to learn.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2006 2006

  • SAGET: And the Whole purpose of the joke is what 15-year-old boys would laugh about behind the schoolhouse, which is here's the worse thing I've ever heard, and there's a joke that went around in showbiz for like 75 years, and I heard it, like, 20 years ago, but supposedly one of the -- Jack Benny told Gary Owens, who was in the movie, I found out at the premiere.

    CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2005 2005

  • The schoolhouse is a dry stone structure of local granite and slate and comprises only two classrooms and a gray schoolyard beneath the shadow of the mountain.

    Broken Music, A Memoir Sting 2003

  • If they've destroyed a schoolhouse in your village, and they've burned down many, rebuild it first of all, because a schoolhouse is a pledge to the future.

    Poland Michener, James 1983

  • The building, on Alston Street several blocks south of Washington, was near the edge of town and hardly deserved to be called a schoolhouse at all -- schoolshed would have been a better word for it.

    The Guns Of The South Turtledove, Harry 1960


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