noun - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
noun - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
noun - the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
noun - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
noun - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
noun - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)