What does Academy mean?

Definitions for Academy
əˈkæd ə miAcad·e·my

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Academy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academynoun

    a secondary school (usually private)

  2. academy, honorary societynoun

    an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

  3. academynoun

    a school for special training

  4. academynoun

    a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

Wiktionary

  1. academynoun

    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. academynoun

    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. academynoun

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

  4. academynoun

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

  5. academynoun

    A place of training; a school.

  6. academynoun

    Academia.

  7. academynoun

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

  8. Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academynoun

    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. Academynoun

    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. Academynoun

    a place of training; a school

  4. Academynoun

    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. Academynoun

    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

  6. Etymology: [F. acadmie, L. academia. Cf. Academe.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Academy

    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

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. academy

    A type of school or education facility.

    The local academy has students who are delighted to be there and learning.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Academy

    From the garden of Academus, where Plato taught his disciples; called on this account the Academics, or Academic School of Philosophy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Academy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Academy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Academy in a Sentence

  1. Shawn Robbins:

    The voter base of the Academy is progressing from one generation to the next. New voices always supplant current and previous ones, we saw' Black Panther' receive a Best Picture nomination just three years ago, and it's a fair guess to say something like' The Dark Knight' would be nominated if it were released today, given the changing dynamics and tastes of voters.

  2. Martin Bashir Trump:

    The Academy Awards last night were absolutely terrible — boring, ugly sets, everything. I have the perfect host for next year— me.

  3. Steven Spielberg:

    Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie, i don't believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theaters for less than a week, should qualify for the Academy Award nomination.

  4. Peter Scharf:

    Detectives are like old wine: They get better with age, you can't take a rookie out of the academy and make them a great homicide detective. It just doesn't work that way.

  5. Kyleanne Hunter:

    Middle schoolers havent developed the cognitive capacity of an adult to rationally understand the risk of firearms, and they likely cant tell the difference between having a loaded and unloaded gun, we know from Government Accountability Office reports that child safety programs dont work. As adults, we have a responsibility for safe stewardship of weapons. Expecting children to practice safe storage on our behalf just isnt responsible. With the recent school shootings and data from the American Academy of Pediatricsrevealing that 1,300 children die and more than 5,700 are treated for gunshot wounds each year, opponents say the schools decision is tone deaf. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The school disagrees. Wehave conditions in this country that have made this a political debate and its really not a political debate for us we feel like were doing right for our community.

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