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 for high school
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  School \School\, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ?
     leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation,
     lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the
     original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See
     Scheme.]
     1. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an
        institution for learning; an educational establishment; a
        place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the
        school of the prophets.
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              Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
                                                    --Acts xix. 9.
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     2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the
        instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common
        school; a grammar school.
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              As he sat in the school at his primer. --Chaucer.
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     3. A session of an institution of instruction.
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              How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?  --Shak.
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     4. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and
        theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which
        were characterized by academical disputations and
        subtilties of reasoning.
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              At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still
              dominant in the schools.              --Macaulay.
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     5. The room or hall in English universities where the
        examinations for degrees and honors are held.
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     6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon
        instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
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              What is the great community of Christians, but one
              of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which
              God has instituted for the education of various
              intelligences?                        --Buckminster.
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     7. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a
        common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or
        denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine,
        politics, etc.
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              Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by
              reason of any difference in the several schools of
              Christians.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice,
        sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age;
        as, he was a gentleman of the old school.
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              His face pale but striking, though not handsome
              after the schools.                    --A. S. Hardy.
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     9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as,
        the school of experience.
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     Boarding school, Common school, District school,
     Normal school, etc. See under Boarding, Common,
        District, etc.
  
     High school, a free public school nearest the rank of a
        college. [U. S.]
  
     School board, a corporation established by law in every
        borough or parish in England, and elected by the burgesses
        or ratepayers, with the duty of providing public school
        accommodation for all children in their district.
  
     School committee, School board, an elected committee of
        citizens having charge and care of the public schools in
        any district, town, or city, and responsible for control
        of the money appropriated for school purposes. [U. S.]
  
     School days, the period in which youth are sent to school.
        
  
     School district, a division of a town or city for
        establishing and conducting schools. [U.S.]
  
     Sunday school, or Sabbath school, a school held on Sunday
        for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the
        pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school,
        collectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, a. [Compar. Higher; superl. Highest.] [OE.
     high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he['a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h,
     OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw.
     h["o]g, Dan. h["o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound,
     G. h["u]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]
     1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a
        line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or
        extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as,
        a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.
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     2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished;
        remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or
        relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are
        understood from the connection; as
        (a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or
            intellectual; pre["e]minent; honorable; as, high aims,
            or motives. "The highest faculty of the soul."
            --Baxter.
        (b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or
            in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified;
            as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
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                  He was a wight of high renown.    --Shak.
        (c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
        (d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like;
            strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes,
            triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high
            wind; high passions. "With rather a high manner."
            --Thackeray.
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                  Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
                                                    --Ps. lxxxix.
                                                    13.
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                  Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?
                                                    --Dryden.
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        (e) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount;
            grand; noble.
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                  Both meet to hear and answer such high things.
                                                    --Shak.
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                  Plain living and high thinking are no more.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
        (f) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods
            at a high price.
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                  If they must be good at so high a rate, they
                  know they may be safe at a cheaper. --South.
        (g) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; --
            used in a bad sense.
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                  An high look and a proud heart . . . is sin.
                                                    --Prov. xxi.
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                  His forces, after all the high discourses,
                  amounted really but to eighteen hundred foot.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     3. Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or
        superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i.
        e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy)
        seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e.,
        deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough)
        scholarship, etc.
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              High time it is this war now ended were. --Spenser.
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              High sauces and spices are fetched from the Indies.
                                                    --Baker.
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     4. (Cookery) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures
        do not cook game before it is high.
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     5. (Mus.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as,
        a high note.
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     6. (Phon.) Made with a high position of some part of the
        tongue in relation to the palate, as [=e] ([=e]ve), [=oo]
        (f[=oo]d). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10,
        11.
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     High admiral, the chief admiral.
  
     High altar, the principal altar in a church.
  
     High and dry, out of water; out of reach of the current or
        tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.
  
     High and mighty arrogant; overbearing. [Colloq.]
  
     High art, art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects
        and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all
        meretricious display.
  
     High bailiff, the chief bailiff.
  
     High Church, & Low Church, two ecclesiastical parties in
        the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church.
        The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic
        succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental
        presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and
        to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach
        much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship.
        Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in
        many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of
        the high-church school. See Broad Church.
  
     High constable (Law), a chief of constabulary. See
        Constable, n., 2.
  
     High commission court, a court of ecclesiastical
        jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal
        power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse
        of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
  
     High day (Script.), a holy or feast day. --John xix. 31.
  
     High festival (Eccl.), a festival to be observed with full
        ceremonial.
  
     High German, or High Dutch. See under German.
  
     High jinks, an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry;
        wild sport. [Colloq.] "All the high jinks of the county,
        when the lad comes of age." --F. Harrison.
  
     High latitude (Geog.), one designated by the higher
        figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
        
  
     High life, life among the aristocracy or the rich.
  
     High liver, one who indulges in a rich diet.
  
     High living, a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
  
     High Mass. (R. C. Ch.) See under Mass.
  
     High milling, a process of making flour from grain by
        several successive grindings and intermediate sorting,
        instead of by a single grinding.
  
     High noon, the time when the sun is in the meridian.
  
     High place (Script.), an eminence or mound on which
        sacrifices were offered.
  
     High priest. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     High relief. (Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo.
  
     High school. See under School.
  
     High seas (Law), the open sea; the part of the ocean not in
        the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty,
        usually distant three miles or more from the coast line.
        --Wharton.
  
     High steam, steam having a high pressure.
  
     High steward, the chief steward.
  
     High tea, tea with meats and extra relishes.
  
     High tide, the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
  
     High time.
        (a) Quite time; full time for the occasion.
        (b) A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal.
            [Slang]
  
     High treason, treason against the sovereign or the state,
        the highest civil offense. See Treason.
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     Note: It is now sufficient to speak of high treason as
           treason simply, seeing that petty treason, as a
           distinct offense, has been abolished. --Mozley & W.
  
     High water, the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the
        tide; also, the time of such elevation.
  
     High-water mark.
        (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters
            ordinarily reach at high water.
        (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a
            river or other body of fresh water, as in time of
            freshet.
  
     High-water shrub (Bot.), a composite shrub ({Iva
        frutescens), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic
        coast of the United States.
  
     High wine, distilled spirits containing a high percentage
        of alcohol; -- usually in the plural.
  
     To be on a high horse, to be on one's dignity; to bear
        one's self loftily. [Colloq.]
  
     With a high hand.
        (a) With power; in force; triumphantly. "The children of
            Israel went out with a high hand." --Ex. xiv. 8.
        (b) In an overbearing manner, arbitrarily. "They governed
            the city with a high hand." --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
  
     Syn: Tall; lofty; elevated; noble; exalted; supercilious;
          proud; violent; full; dear. See Tall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  highschool \highschool\, high school \high school\n.
     a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through
     12; as, he goes to the neighborhood highschool.
  
     Syn: senior high school, senior high, high, high school.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  high school
      n 1: a public secondary school usually including grades 9
           through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn:
           senior high school, senior high, high, highschool,
           high school]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "high school":
     Gymnasium, Latin school, Realgymnasium, Realschule, academy,
     grammar school, high, intermediate school, junior high,
     junior high school, middle school, prep school, preparatory school,
     public school, secondary school, seminary, senior high,
     senior high school
  
  

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