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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Grammar school (0.00932 detik)
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English → English
Definition: grammar school
n 1: a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in
preparation for college
2: a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
[syn: grade school
, elementary school
, primary school
English → English
Definition: Grammar school
, n. [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire
Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr ?, fem. of ? skilled in grammar,
fr. ? letter. See Gramme
, and cf. Grammatical
1. The science which treats of the principles of language;
the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one
another; the art concerned with the right use and
application of the rules of a language, in speaking or
Note: The whole fabric of grammar rests upon the classifying
of words according to their function in the sentence.
2. The art of speaking or writing with correctness or
according to established usage; speech considered with
regard to the rules of a grammar.
The original bad grammar and bad spelling.
3. A treatise on the principles of language; a book
containing the principles and rules for correctness in
speaking or writing.
4. treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as,
a grammar of geography.
, the science which determines the
relations of kindred languages by examining and comparing
their grammatical forms.
(a) A school, usually endowed, in which Latin and Greek
grammar are taught, as also other studies preparatory
to colleges or universities; as, the famous Rugby
Grammar School. This use of the word is more common in
England than in the United States.
When any town shall increase to the number of a
families or householders, they shall set up a
grammar school, the master thereof being able to
instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for
the University. --Mass.
(b) In the American system of graded common schools, at
one time the term referred to an intermediate school
between the primary school and the high school, in
which the principles of English grammar were taught;
now, it is synonymous with primary school
, being the first school at which
children are taught subjects required by the state
educational laws. In different communities, the
grammar school (primary school) may have grades 1 to
4, 1 to 6, or 1 to 8, usually together with a
kindergarten. Schools between the primary school and
high school are now commonly termed middle school
[1913 Webster +PJC]