Lexicon: scheming – science

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scheming, verbal adj. [see scheme, n.]

Contriving; plotting; artful; calculating; laying plans for the future.

schism, n. [ME < OF 'discord, ill-will' < Gk. 'rent, cleft, split, in the N.T. applied fig. to division in the church'.]

Breach; disorder; mistake; anomaly.

scholar (-s), n. [OE < L. schola, school.] (webplay: learn, literature, book).

  1. Professor; teacher; instructor; master; experienced one; exceptionally learned person.
  2. Disciple; student; imitator; one who gains knowledge vicariously.
  3. Philosopher; professor; doctor of letters; someone who investigates knowledge.
  4. Pupil; child who attends elementary school.
  5. Great contributor to science, literature, philosophy, etc.

scholastic, adj. [L. < Gk. 'studious, a learned man, devote one's leisure to learning'.]

Academic; book-lined; [fig.] steeped in higher doctrines; having more sublime forms of understanding; employing more elevated arguments than in mortal experience.

school, adj. [see schoolboy, n.]

school (-s), n. [OE < Gk. 'leisure, employment of leisure and study'.] (webplay: Latin, house, arts, learn, teach, God, difference, leisure, slowly).

  1. Amherst Academy; an educational institute; a place where children go every weekday to gain knowledge; [fig.] daily duty of boys and girls.
  2. Class; community of children; collective body of pupils and their teacher; [fig.] human beings in general.
  3. Profession; body of teachers; scholars united by principles, methods, theories, and doctrines; group of academics who use logic and precise terminology to define phenomena.
  4. Childhood; the time for learning; a period for gaining experience; an early stage in human life.
  5. Education; studies.
  6. College; a place where young women gain knowledge; an establishment were students acquire new skills; an institution where one can seek answers to essential questions, such as Mt. Holyoke Seminary.
  7. Earthly life; period where one learns through experience.
  8. Place where children are gathered to learn and play.

schoolboy (-s), n. [see school, n. + boy, n.]

  1. Boy that attends school; young inexperienced male; lively, audacious, or mischievous child; [pejorative] one who is thoughtless, insensitive, or cruel.
  2. Learner; [fig.] scholar; philosopher; one who tries to explain mysteries of nature or immortality.
  3. Phrase. “School Boy”: young male student; one who is open to learning through exploration.

schoolmate (-s), n. [see school, n. + mate, n.]

Chum; playmate; friend from school; [fig.] companion; associate; neighbor; close acquaintance.

schoolroom, n. [see school, n. + room, n.]

Class; place set apart for education; space in a house where children are taught; accommodation for teaching and learning; [fig.] heaven; life after death.

science (-s), n. [Fr. < L. 'knowledge'.] (webplay: know, art, God, mind).

  1. Education; branch of study; observed facts; systematic classification of natural environments; method for the discovery of new truths; rational solution to the mysteries of nature, life, and the universe; theoretical perception of truth as opposed to intuition, feeling, and faith.
  2. Subject; research topic; area of investigation; particular branch of knowledge that can be studied.
  3. Practical knowledge; specific skill; ability to solve problems; information obtained through experience, that can be imparted to others.
  4. Knowledge; cognizance; understanding; comprehension; wisdom; truth.
  5. Phrase. “Hill of Science”: education; challenge of learning; discovery of knowledge; (see ED Letter 5, p. 10 “Miss … is going to finish her education next summer … She will then have learned all that we poor foot-travellers are toiling up the hill of knowledge to acquire”).