What does Academy mean?

Definitions for Academy
əˈkæd ə miacad·e·my

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ACADEMYnoun

    Etymology: anciently, and properly, with the accent on the first syllable, now frequently on the second. Academia, Lat. from Academus of Athens, whose house was turned into a school, from whom the Groves of Academe in John Milton.

    Our court shall be a little academy, Still and contemplative in living arts. William Shakespeare, Love’s Lab. Lost.

    Amongst the academies, which were composed by the rare genius of those great men, these four are reckoned as the principal; namely, the Athenian school, that of Sicyon, that of Rhodes, and that of Corinth. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

Wikipedia

  1. Academy

    An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary or tertiary higher learning (and generally also 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.

ChatGPT

  1. academy

    An academy is an institution or organization dedicated to the pursuit, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge and learning in various fields. This can include educational institutions such as schools, universities, or training centers, as well as professional bodies or societies that promote and support a particular subject, skills, or discipline.

  2. academy

    An academy is a type of institution dedicated to the advancement of learning or teaching in a specialized field. This can include schools, colleges, or universities, as well as professional organizations that promote research and education in a specific area of study.

  3. academy

    An academy is an institution or place of learning that provides specialized education, teaching or training in specific fields such as arts, sciences, or a specific profession. It can be a school, college, or a professional learning society. Academies may also refer to organizations that aim to promote and recognize excellence in certain fields, often through annual awards and prizes.

  4. academy

    An academy is an institution or place of learning and study, often specializing in specific subjects or fields like arts, sports, or sciences. It can also refer to a society or organization established for the advancement of literature, arts, or sciences. The term may also sometimes denote a secondary or high school.

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.]

Wikidata

  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  

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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. James Cheevers:

    My appreciation for those lessons and for the friendships I made here bring me back often, so does my gratitude for the life of adventure the Naval Academy prepared me for, and for the privilege of being a bit player in the story of America that the Navy made possible.

  2. Al Avila:

    International growth – especially in Latin America – is a priority for many teams across the sport, and for me, personally, it means a great deal with my father, Ralph, having started the first baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic – Campos Las Palmas – and with his efforts starting the Dominican Summer League.

  3. Brandon Auerbach:

    In terms of health benefits, children need at least 1 to 2 servings of fruit each day, and 100% fruit juice has lots of vitamins, minerals and nutrients like antioxidants, our study findings support the current guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics on 100% fruit juice consumption.

  4. Lady Gaga:

    I'm very grateful to the Academy for giving us this world stage to reward survivors for being brave and coming forward.

  5. Gil Robertson:

    I wish I could tell you (why African Americans were not nominated), especially when they have been recognized by other groups around in the community, and one would think that they would have also received equal recognition from the Academy. Especially when you consider there is a lot of overlap in membership with the professional guild, many of those individuals are also members of the Academy.

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