Definitions for academy
əˈkæd ə miacad·e·my
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word academy.
a secondary school (usually private)
academy, honorary societynoun
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.
Etymology: * First attested in 1474.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Etymology: [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.
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
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
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike-and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two-are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
The classical liberal is someone who stands for freedom, for liberty and for liberation. What we see today within the American academy is the shutting down of ideas. We see ideological fascism rather than academic freedom. The conservative voice is actually more classically liberal because we’re arguing for an open, robust exchange of ideas. Why? Because we can trust truth to judge the debate rather than politics or power.”
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.
Christine Baumgartner said, Im going to wait for The Academy Award winner, but not long. When The Academy Award winner come to The Academy Award winner senses, come back to me, and I did.
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- معهد, أكاديمية, جامعة, مجمعArabic
- академия, школаBulgarian
- academia, canteraSpanish
- korkeakoulu, seminaari, yliopisto, akatemiaFinnish
- àrd-sgoilScottish Gaelic
- կաճառ, ակադեմիաArmenian
- seminario, accademiaItalian
- 学院, 専門学校, 学会, 学園Japanese
- academie, universiteit, collegeDutch
- akademiNorwegian Nynorsk
- academia, seminárioPortuguese
- academie, seminar, universitateRomanian
- высшее учебное заведение, вуз, академияRussian
- học việnVietnamese
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