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Academy meaning

academy - 8 dictionary results

  1. 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. 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. 3. A place of training; a school.
  4. 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. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A higher school; a learned society.

academy - examples of usage

  1. And last Winter at the Academy in Lowville. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Maybe you're thinking of the portrait they are showing at the Academy." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. One should not be supposed to recognise them at the Academy any more than in church!" - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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