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Definition of Academy

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secondary school; school which offers special instruction; academic association or institution
Academy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A place of training; a school.
  
(n.)
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's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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academy
\a*cad"e*my\ (&?;), n.; pl. academies (&?;). [f. académie, l. academia. cf. academe.]
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. "academies of fanaticism." ume.
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.


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for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
acadamh
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Athrofa = n. an academy
The Devil's Dictionary
Academy, (n.)

[from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
prison or jail
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
brothel
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a secondary school (usually private)
(hypernym) secondary school, lyceum, lycee, Gymnasium, middle school
2. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
(synonym) honorary society
(hypernym) institution, establishment
(hyponym) Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
(member-meronym) academician
3. a school for special training
(hypernym) school
(hyponym) yeshiva, yeshivah
4. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
(hypernym) establishment
Academy Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: SOUTH DAKOTA
City: ACADEMY
Academy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To visit an academy in your dreams, denotes that you will regret opportunities that you have let pass through sheer idleness and indifference.

To think you own, or are an inmate of one, you will find that you are to meet easy defeat of aspirations. You will take on knowledge, but be unable to rightly assimilate and apply it.

For a young woman or any person to return to an academy after having finished there, signifies that demands will be made which the dreamer may find himself or her self unable to meet.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Academy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

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Academy Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
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