Definition of Academy

1. Noun. A secondary school (usually private).




2. Noun. An institution for the advancement of art or science or literature.

3. Noun. A school for special training.

4. Noun. A learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge.
Generic synonyms: Establishment
Derivative terms: Academician, Academician, Academician

Definition of Academy

1. n. 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.

Definition of Academy

1. Proper noun. A specific society of scholars or artists. ¹

2. Proper noun. (context classical studies philosophy) Platonism. ¹

3. Proper noun. (context classical studies) The disciples of plato. ¹

4. Proper noun. (context: classical studies history) The school for advanced education founded by Plato. ¹

5. Noun. A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science ¹

6. Noun. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught ¹

7. Noun. An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school. ¹

8. Noun. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school. ¹

9. Noun. A place of training; a school. ¹

10. Noun. (context: with ''the'' without reference to any specific academy) Academia. ¹

11. Noun. A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Academy

1. a secondary school [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Academy

1. Origin: F. Academie, L. Academia. Cf. Academe. 1. 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. 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. A place of training; a school. "Academies of fanaticism." 4. 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. 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. Academy figure, a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Academy

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Literary usage of Academy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The intention of the donor was announced to the academy in the following letter ... John Adams, President of the American academy of Arts and Sciences: SIB ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"in by the Cisalpine republic; the academy of sciences of the institute of Bologna, ... Besides the literary and scientific, known as the academy of ..."

3. Report (1905)
"The objects of this academy shall be scientific research and the diffusion of ... The academy shall be composed of Resident Members, Corresponding Members, ..."

4. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The organization of sections within the academy, attempted more or less sporadically ... The following winter the academy held its meetings at Mott Memorial ..."

5. Report (1904)
"ARTICLE I. This Society shall be known as THE MICHIGAN academy OF SCIENCE. ... The objects of this academy shall be scientific research and the diffusion of ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"It has been suggested that the academy should extend its activities by ... I think I speak for every member when I say that the academy is ready to do this. ..."

7. Report (1904)
"The academy shall be composed of Resident Members, Corresponding Members, Honorary Members and ... The officers of the academy shall consist of a President, ..."

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