school-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a building which houses educational activities

Commentary: SCHOOL[+entity][+physical][+structure][+building][+instructional] Refers to the physical building(s) where instruction takes place

The school door couldn't open due to three feet of snow.
The new industrial design school is located at the corner of Walnut and Main.
The school caught fire last night and burned to the ground.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: a social institution whose function is education

Commentary: SCHOOL[+entity][+social][+institution][+educational]

The candidate claimed the schools were not doing their job of teaching children to read.
The children in these undeveloped parts of the world have never gone to school.
The auditions for that ballet school are very difficult.
Some of the students will go to trade schools rather than to universities.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: the students and faculty themselves

Commentary: SCHOOL[+entity][+person][+participant][+educational] Refers to the people, the students, teachers, administrators in the institution

The whole school was in the auditorium when the fire alarm went off.
The school keeps the parents informed of events and activities.
The school is very supportive of their football team.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: an individual's process of being formally educated

Commentary: SCHOOL[+activity][+intellectual][+individual][+learning][+formal] Refers to an individual obtaining a formal education

I have three years of school left.
what will you do when you finish school?
His father didn't even finish high school. (a level of education)
John said he learned nothing useful in school, only in the real world.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a distinct artistic or intellectual style, movement

Commentary: SCHOOL[+activity][+intellectual][+group][+movement][+creative][+distinctive]
NOTE: implies many people participating

This artist is among the most influential of the Venetian school of painting.
He is definitely old school when it comes to management style. (metaphoric extension)
Mary had been reading works from the logical positivist school of analytic philosophy.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a formation of same-species fish moving together

Commentary: SCHOOL[+entity][+group][+formation][+fish][+same_species]

There were schools of beautiful small fish swimming along the coral reef.
The school of minnows darted suddenly to the left.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: a period of the day for instruction

Commentary: SCHOOL[+quantity][+time][+hours][+period][+instructional] Refers to the hours of instruction during a typical day

School starts at 7 am.
The children went for ice cream sodas after school yesterday.
Mary missed four days of school last week because of illness.
School lets out this year on June 7th. (last day of instructional period)
There is no school next Monday due to the holiday.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5