Academy

Definition of Academy

A`cad´e`my
n.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.
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
(Paint.) a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.

Related Words

Gymnasium, Latin school, Realgymnasium, Realschule, Schule, ecole, educational institution, escuela, grammar school, high, high school, institute, intermediate school, junior high, junior high school, middle school, prep school, preparatory school, public school, scholastic institution, school, secondary school, seminary, senior high, senior high school, teaching institution
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