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.

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. Will Smith:

    I wanna apologize to the academy. I wanna apologize to all my fellow nominees, this is a beautiful moment and I'm not crying for winning an award. It's not about winning an award for me, it's about being able to shine light on all of the people.

  2. 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.

  3. Stuart London:

    He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.

  4. Naval Academy:

    The Brigade of Midshipman, staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman's death this morning, the Naval Academy is supporting the midshipman's family, friends, and loved ones during this time of grief.

  5. Nadia Lopez:

    This is a neighborhood that doesn't necessarily expect much from our children, so at Mott Hall Bridges Academy we set our expectations very high. We don't call the children' students,' we call them' scholars.' Our color is purple. Our scholars wear purple, and so do our staff.

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