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Definitions of academy

  1. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a school for special training Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a secondary school (usually private) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A place of training; a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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 of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the of Music. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Organizations representing specialized fields which are accepted as authoritative; may be non-governmental, university or an independent research organization, e.g., National Academy of Sciences, Brookings Institution, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  13. A private school or seminary for the teaching of the higher branches of education; a school for instruction in special subjects; an association or society of men famous in literature, science, and art; a building devoted to educational purposes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The school of Plato: a higher school: a society for the promotion of science or art. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A higher school; a learned society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A school intermediate between a common school and a college. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A learned society. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The school of Plato in Athens; the Platonic philosophy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Originally the school of Plato, so called from the garden, grove, or villa, near Athens, where he and his followers held their philosophical conferences. In present use, a seminary of learning, in which the higher branches of education are taught, in contradistinction to a university or an elementary school; a school for teaching some particular art or science, as, a military academy; a society of men united for the promotion of the arts and sciences in general, or of some particular science or art; a house appropriated to the purposes of an academy. Academy figure, a drawing or painting after a living model for the use of students at an academy of arts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. 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. Akad[=e]mia, the name of the garden near Athens where Plato taught.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. The garden near Athens in which Plato taught; Plato\'s followers or philosophical system; a place of study, including universities, but gen. used pretentiously or depreciatingly of something between a school and a university; a place of training in a special art (Royal Military A.); a society for cultivating literature, art, &c., of which membership is an honour, esp. the Royal A. of Painting &c.; the R.A.\'s annual exhibition. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. A garden or grove near Athens, belonging originally to a person named Academus, where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences ;—a school, or seminary,. holding a rank between a university, or college and a common school ;—a society of men united for the promotion of arts and sciences in general, or of some particular art or science. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. An assembly or society of men, uniting for the promotion of some art; the place where sciences are taught; a place of education, in contradistinction to the universities or publick schools. Complete Dictionary

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