1. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

- he received no formal education

Similar word(s): didactics, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

Definition categories: act, activity

2. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

- it was clear that he had a very broad education

Definition categories: thought, content

3. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

- education is a preparation for life

- a girl's education was less important than a boy's

Definition categories: thought, acquisition, learning

4. the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

Definition categories: act, profession

5. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

Similar word(s): breeding, training

Definition categories: attribute, upbringing

6. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

Definition categories: group

Sentences with education as a noun:

- A good teacher is essential for a good education.

- He has had a classical education.

- The educations our children receive depend on their economic status.