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Definitions of academy

  1. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a school for special training Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a secondary school (usually private) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. A place of training; a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A higher school; a learned society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A learned society. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.

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Usage examples for academy

  1. The other day three soldiers came from the Academy with some country folks to see the giants, and they made quite a scandalous scene because we would not let them in for an old song. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  2. To me the Academy was to some extent a great pleasure; the Zittauer students took pains to make my residence agreeable to me. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
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