a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"