Definition of Academy in English :

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Academy meaning in English

Meaning of Academy in English

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1. academy

a secondary school (usually private)

2. academy, honorary society

an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

3. academy

a school for special training

4. academy

a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of academy
noun plural -mies
an institution or society for the advancement of literature, art, or science
a school for training in a particular skill or profession
a military academy
a secondary school: now used only as part of a name, and often denoting a private school
the Academy
the grove or garden near Athens where Plato taught in the late 4th century bc
the school of philosophy founded by Plato
the members of this school and their successors
2.  short for the French Academy, Royal Academy

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see synonyms of academy
nounWord forms: plural aˈcademies
a private secondary or high school
a school offering instruction in a special field
a music academy
an association of scholars, writers, artists, etc., for advancing literature, art, or science

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see synonyms of academy
n. pl. a·cad·e·mies
1. A school for special instruction.
2. A secondary or college-preparatory school, especially a private one.
a. The academic community; academe: "When there's moral leadership from the White House and from the academy, people tend to adjust" (Jesse Jackson).
b. Higher education in general. Used with the.
c. A society of scholars, scientists, or artists.
4. Academy
a. Plato's school for advanced education and the first institutional school of philosophy.
b. Platonism.
c. The disciples of Plato.

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