What does Academy mean?

Definitions for Academy
əˈkæd ə miAcade·my

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

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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  3. academy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  4. academy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  5. academy(Noun)

    A place of training; a school.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  6. academy(Noun)

    Academia.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  7. academy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * 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

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

  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

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

  3. Academy(noun)

    a place of training; a school

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

  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

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

  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

    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. Anne Marrin:

    Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com. On Sept. 1, 2015, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was getting out of Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz bulletproof vest, the other striking Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz below the vest, near Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz heart. Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle. However, in a stunning twist, police discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz carefully staged Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz suicide to look like murder. Investigators learned the corrupt cop apparently caved under the pressure of living a shocking double life for nearly two decades. It's unheard of in our profession that anyone would think to do something like that and it just shows the emotional state that he must have been in over all of this and knowing that we were getting closer to finding out what was really going on, said Fox Lake Administrator, Anne Marrin. According to investigators, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake Explorer program, the' police academy for teens' Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was hailed as a hero for managing for years. Police say Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz used the money for vacations, car repairs and even adult websites. It was also discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz had extramarital affairs and arranged for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz own mistress to marry Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz son in order to gain added military benefits. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was that Gliniewicz contacted a hit man to have Marrin murdered. It's crazy. I can't describe it any other way.

  2. Keenan Reynolds:

    Over the years, I've learned to manage my time from an academic standpoint, i know when I need to start stuff depending on how hard it is, what it is. I know myself, how I work, how my pace of work is. And so I think that combined with just being here and having mentors -- as an underclassman people showing you the ropes, teaching you how things work -- it kind of gives you a basis and a foundation to move forward and be successful when it comes to time management and balancing all the different things the Naval Academy demands of you.

  3. Steve Pond:

    If Academy members are passing around articles that are critical of Chris Kyle, which I know some of them are, it has the potential to make some of them a little less likely to vote for the film, but it also could make those who feel the criticisms are unfair to support it even more strongly.

  4. Gil Robertson:

    There seems like there was a disconnect, i don’t know how it happened but certainly more work needs to be done to make sure moving forward that more voices are representative of the community and the country. This nation is changing in terms of its makeup and the Academy is just a bit behind that.

  5. Steven Spielberg:

    I'm a huge supporter of the Academy Awards, i was surprised at some of the individuals who were not nominated. I was surprised at [the exclusion of] Idris [Elba] — I was surprised at that. I think that was one of the best performances in the supporting actor and the actor category, was Idris. I've seen 'Straight Outta Compton' — my wife and I saw it when it first opened, the first weekend, and it just rocked our world. It was incredible. I was very surprised to see that omission.

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