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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  3. academynoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  4. academynoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  5. academynoun

    A place of training; a school.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  6. academynoun

    Academia.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1474.

  7. academynoun

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

    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

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

  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

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

  3. Academynoun

    a place of training; a school

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

  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

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

  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

    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. Gilberto Mendoza:

    We need to get new judges, i have a concept of making an academy and bringing people who like boxing to online courses and test them in different parts of the world. I want to step away from the boxing circle and find fans who like boxing [to become judges].

  2. Jay Weissberg:

    Finally festival programmers are looking at Arab territories and realizing that there is a tremendous number of interesting voices coming out of the region that had been under-represented before, it's wonderful that the Academy is also finally recognizing there are powerful stories being told in a way that appeals as much to international audiences as to local ones.

  3. Matt Brandon:

    And that's amazing these men and women are sent to the Chicago police academy, and trained as police officers, and being a former police officer, I know your first instinct is to go to the problem -- not run away from the problem.

  4. The Oscars:

    The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment, an executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time. All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and Tim Conway are remembered in theOscar.com gallery.

  5. Sara Danius:

    It was the wish of the Academy that I should leave my role as Permanent Secretary, i have made this decision with immediate effect.

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