a secondary school (usually private)
academy, honorary society(noun)
an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
a school for special training
a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
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.
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.
An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
A place of training; a school.
A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
Origin: * First attested in 1474.
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
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
a place of training; a school
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
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
Origin: [F. acadmie, L. academia. Cf. Academe.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-ad′em-i, n. (orig.) the school of Plato: a higher school: a society for the promotion of science or art.—adjs. Academ′ic, -al, of an academy: theoretical as opposed to practical.—adv. Academ′ically.—n.pl. Academ′icals, the articles of dress worn by members of an academy or college.—ns. Academic′ian, Acad′emist, a member of an academy, or, specially, of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy in London. [Gr. Akadēmia, the name of the garden near Athens where Plato taught.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Academy' in Nouns Frequency: #2349
The numerical value of Academy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Academy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.
He indicated he never used a chokehold, he used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.
For the past five years of the Ron Clark Academy, we've have had over 14,000 superintendents, principals and educators from all over the country come here to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta to watch us teach in our classrooms, learn about methods and then take our techniques back to their schools.
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike-and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two-are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
It's not about political correctness, it's about building the best team, the best institution, the best artists. Because unless you have the best artists as members, unless you have the best artists voting on the Academy Awards, you don't have a real reflection of the best of our film culture, the Academy hasn't had the reputation of being the most welcoming institution for anyone of any color.
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- أكاديمية, مجمع, معهد, جامعةArabic
- школа, академияBulgarian
- academia, canteraSpanish
- akatemia, yliopisto, korkeakoulu, seminaariFinnish
- àrd-sgoilScottish Gaelic
- ակադեմիա, կաճառArmenian
- seminario, accademiaItalian
- 学会, 学院, 学園, 専門学校Japanese
- academie, universiteit, collegeDutch
- akademiNorwegian Nynorsk
- academia, seminárioPortuguese
- seminar, academie, universitateRomanian
- вуз, академия, высшее учебное заведениеRussian
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