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.

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.

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. Vanity Fair Oscar Party Morgan:

    I do think that … it was … probably the most extraordinary moment in the history of the Academy Awards and quite where it leaves everybody in Hollywood with their constant moralizing is only … [a] guess.

  2. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Chris Rock is the host of the Academy Awards, and to boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody is saying.

  3. The President:

    Being here I can't help think of John McCain. And how Naval Academy meant so much to John McCain. John McCain chose these grounds for John McCain final resting place. John McCain was an American hero who withstood torture, years of being held as a prisoner of war, and when John McCain came home -- John McCain wanted to continue to serve.

  4. Daniel Bongino:

    And I think it's now time for either the Justice Department, perhaps, or every single police department to review this, the deputy status, because we're going to see more and more of this kind of thing, if it isn't happening more than we even know. you go through a police academy, and you're primarily used in traffic situations, busy shopping areas. They're not armed, they're usually with an armed regular police officer. I think it's a far better model.

  5. Glenn Whipp:

    It's like dropping leaflets from the sky, it's hard to imagine, given how pervasive it is, that any Academy member cannot be aware of these movies.

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