UK [ˌpriːˈskuːl] / US [ˈprɪˌskul] noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "preschool":
singular preschool plural preschools

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  • preschool — (adj.) 1924, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + SCHOOL (Cf. school) (n.); the noun is from 1934 …   Etymology dictionary

  • preschool — [n] nursery school day care center, kindergarten, playgroup, pre K; concept 287 …   New thesaurus

  • preschool — [prē′sko͞ol΄] adj. designating, of, or for a child between infancy and school age, usually one three to five years of age n. a school for very young children, usually those three to five years of age preschooler n …   English World dictionary

  • preschool — adj. /pree skoohl /; n. /pree skoohl /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or intended for a child between infancy and school age: new methods of preschool education. n. 2. a school or nursery for preschool children. [1920 25; PRE + SCHOOL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • preschool — pre|school1 pre school [ˈpri:sku:l] adj relating to the time in a child s life before they are old enough to go to school ▪ preschool children preschool 2 preschool2 n [U and C] AmE a school for children between two and five years of age British… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preschool — pre|school1 [ ,pri skul ] adjective relating to or intended for children who are too young to go to school: preschool children/education preschool pre|school 2 [ pri,skul ] noun count or uncount AMERICAN a school or class for children between the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • preschool — noun Preschool is used before these nouns: ↑child, ↑education, ↑playgroup, ↑teacher …   Collocations dictionary

  • preschool — pre•school adj. [[t]ˈpriˈskul[/t]] n. [[t]ˈpriˌskul[/t]] adj. 1) edu of, for, or concerning a child between infancy and kindergarten age 2) edu a school or nursery for preschool children • Etymology: 1920–25 pre′school′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Preschool education — is the provision of education for children before the commencement of statutory education, usually between the ages of two and five, dependent on the jurisdiction. Preschool is also known as nursery school, day care or kindergarten (other than in …   Wikipedia

  • preschool education — Childhood education during the period from infancy to age five or six. Institutions for preschool education vary widely around the world, as do their names (e.g., infant school, day care, maternal school, nursery school, crèche, kindergarten).… …   Universalium

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