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Meaning of ACADEMY

Pronunciation:  u'kadumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
  2. [n]  a school for special training
  3. [n]  a secondary school (usually private)
  4. [n]  an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

ACADEMY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: honorary society
 See Also: academician, air force academy, establishment, establishment, French Academy, Gymnasium, institution, lycee, lyceum, middle school, military academy, National Academy of Sciences, naval academy, Plato's Academy, police academy, Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Society, school, secondary school



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*cad"e*my\, n.; pl. {Academies}. [F. acad['e]mie, 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

3. A place of training; a school. ``Academies of
   fanaticism.'' --Hume.

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

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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: An opportunity for building new relationships, meeting new friends, crossing new bridges.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ecole, educational institution, escuela, grammar school, Gymnasium, high, high school, institute, intermediate school, junior high, junior high school, Latin school, middle school, prep school, preparatory school, public school, Realgymnasium, Realschule, scholastic institution, school, Schule, secondary school, seminary, senior high, senior high school, teaching institution