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Pronunciation:  'skool`mâstur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters
  2. [n]  presiding officer of a school
  3. [n]  any person (or institution) who acts as an educator

SCHOOLMASTER is a 12 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: headmaster, Lutjanus apodus, master
 See Also: educator, genus Lutjanus, head, head teacher, housemaster, Lutjanus, pedagogue, principal, school principal, snapper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\School"mas`ter\, n.
1. The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male
   teacher of a school.

         Let the soldier be abroad if he will; he can do
         nothing in this age. There is another personage
         abroad, -- a person less imposing, -- in the eyes of
         some, perhaps, insignificant. The schoolmaster is
         abroad; and I trust to him, armed with his primer,
         against the soldier in full military array.

2. One who, or that which, disciplines and directs.

         The law was our schoolmaster, to bring us unto
         Christ.                               --Gal. iii.

Easton Bible Dictionary

the law so designated by Paul (Gal. 3:24, 25). As so used, the word does not mean teacher, but pedagogue (shortened into the modern page), i.e., one who was intrusted with the supervision of a family, taking them to and from the school, being responsible for their safety and manners. Hence the pedagogue was stern and severe in his discipline. Thus the law was a pedagogue to the Jews, with a view to Christ, i.e., to prepare for faith in Christ by producing convictions of guilt and helplessness. The office of the pedagogue ceased when "faith came", i.e., the object of that faith, the seed, which is Christ.