grammar school

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gramer scole; equivalent to grammar +‎ school.

Noun[edit]

grammar school (plural grammar schools)

  1. (archaic) A school that teaches its pupils the grammar system of a European language, especially Latin and Greek.
  2. (chiefly Britain) 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.
  3. (US, rare, regional) Elementary school.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.