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  1. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. The systematic training of the mental or moral powers; the knowledge and ability gained through a systematic course of training. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The bringing up. as of a child: instruction: formation of manners. Education comprehends all that course of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, cultivate the taste, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. In its most extended signification it may be defined, in reference to man, to be the art of developing and cultivating the various physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral faculties ; and may thence be divided into four branches-physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral education. This definition is by no means complete; but it is used merely as indicative or the manner in which this subject has generally been discussed. Under physical education is included all that relates to the organs of sensation and the muscular and nervous system. Intellectual education comprehends the means by which the powers of the understanding are to be developed and improved, and a view of the various branches of knowledge which form the objects of instruction of the four departments above stated. "Education is not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular character-to form a friend, a companion, and a wife."-Hannah More. "Though her (Lady Elizabeth Hastings') mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her was a liberal education."-Steele. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Cultivation of the mental powers; training; instruction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Educational. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The systematic development and cultivation of the natural powers; instruction and training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; the training that goes to cultivate the powers and form the character. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Instruction; formation of manners; the cultivation of the moral, intellectual, and physical powers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. There is little trace among the Hebrews in earlier times of education in any other subjects than the law. The wisdom therefore and instruction, of which so much is said in the book of Proverbs, are to be understood chiefly of moral and religious discipline, imparted, according to the direction of the law, by the teaching and under the example of parents. (But Solomon himself wrote treatises on several scientific subjects, which must have been studied in those days.) In later times the prophecies and comments on them, as well as on the earlier Scriptures, together with other subjects, were studied. Parents were required to teach their children some trade. (Girls also went to schools, and women generally among the Jews were treated with greater equality to men than in any other ancient nation.) Previous to the captivity, the chief depositaries of learning were the schools or colleges, from which in most cases proceeded that succession of public teachers who at various times endeavored to reform the moral and religious conduct of both rulers and people. Besides the prophetical schools instruction was given by the priests in the temple and elsewhere. [See SCHOOLS] biblestudytools.com
  18. Bringing up (of the young); systematic instruction; course of this, as classical, commercial, art, e.; development of character or mental powers; training (of animals). Hence educational a., education (al)IST (3) nn., educationally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. See Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities. Dictionary of United States history
  20. n. Act or process of educating; bringing up; training; formation of character or manners; the drawing forth and cultivation of the human faculties, especially among the young; tuition; nurture; admonition. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Formation of manners in youth. Complete Dictionary

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