Definitions for Academyəˈkæd ə mi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•cad•e•myəˈkæd ə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.

  1. a secondary or high school, esp. a private one.

    Category: Education

  2. a school or college for special instruction or training in a subject:

    a military academy.

    Category: Education

  3. an association for the advancement of art, literature, or science.

    Category: Education

  4. a group of authorities and leaders in a field of scholarship, art, etc., who are often permitted to dictate standards, prescribe methods, and criticize new ideas.

    Category: Education

  5. the Academy, the Platonic school of philosophy or its adherents. the public grove in Athens where Plato taught.

    Category: Philosphy, Ancient History

Origin of academy:

1470–80; < L acadēmīa < Gk akadḗmeia=Akádēm(os) a legendary Attic hero after whom the grove and gymnasium where Plato taught were named +-eia n. suffix (cf. -ia )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academy(noun)

    a secondary school (usually private)

  2. academy, honorary society(noun)

    an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

  3. academy(noun)

    a school for special training

  4. academy(noun)

    a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

Wiktionary

  1. academy(Noun)

    A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science

    the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.

  2. academy(Noun)

    A school or place of training in which some special art is taught

    the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.

  3. academy(Noun)

    An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.

  4. academy(Noun)

    Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.

  5. academy(Noun)

    A place of training; a school.

  6. academy(Noun)

    Academia.

  7. academy(Noun)

    A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.

  8. Origin: * First attested in 1474.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academy(noun)

    a garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head

  2. Academy(noun)

    an institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school

  3. Academy(noun)

    a place of training; a school

  4. Academy(noun)

    a society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology

  5. Academy(noun)

    a school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music

Freebase

  1. Academy

    An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece. In the western world academia is the commonly used term for the collective institutions of higher learning.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Academy

    a public shady park or place of groves near Athens, where Plato taught his philosophy and whence his school derived its name, of which there are three branches, the Old, the Middle, and the New, represented respectively by Plato himself, Arcesilaos, and Carneades. The French Academy, of forty members, was founded by Richelieu in 1635, and is charged with the interests of the French language and literature, and in particular with the duty of compiling an authoritative dictionary of the French language. Besides these, there are in France other four with a like limited membership in the interest of other departments of science and art, all now associated in the Institute of France, which consists in all of 229 members. There are similar institutions in other states of Europe, all of greater or less note.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Academy' in Nouns Frequency: #2349


Translations for Academy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

academy(noun)

a higher school for special study

Academy of Music.

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