a secondary school (usually private)
academy, honorary society(noun)
an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
a school for special training
a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
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.
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.
An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
A place of training; a school.
A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
Origin: * First attested in 1474.
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
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
a place of training; a school
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
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
Origin: [F. acadmie, L. academia. Cf. Academe.]
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
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
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.
Etymology and Origins
From the garden of Academus, where Plato taught his disciples; called on this account the Academics, or Academic School of Philosophy.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'academy' in Nouns Frequency: #2349
The numerical value of academy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of academy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of academy in a Sentence
The academy is clearly honoring blockbuster films this year.
They opened up the Academy to make the Academy look more like America.
I'd be so excited if a student from Success Academy one day went to Harvard.
Our officer out of the academy just six months performed in an outstanding manner.
Well for a start it was Paolo who just won an Academy Award, and it was written for me.
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- أكاديمية, مجمع, معهد, جامعةArabic
- школа, академияBulgarian
- academia, canteraSpanish
- akatemia, yliopisto, korkeakoulu, seminaariFinnish
- àrd-sgoilScottish Gaelic
- ակադեմիա, կաճառArmenian
- seminario, accademiaItalian
- 学会, 学院, 学園, 専門学校Japanese
- academie, universiteit, collegeDutch
- akademiNorwegian Nynorsk
- academia, seminárioPortuguese
- seminar, academie, universitateRomanian
- вуз, академия, высшее учебное заведениеRussian
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