from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school for special instruction.
- n. A secondary or college-preparatory school, especially a private one.
- n. The academic community; academe: "When there's moral leadership from the White House and from the academy, people tend to adjust” ( Jesse Jackson).
- n. Higher education in general. Used with the.
- n. A society of scholars, scientists, or artists.
- n. Plato's school for advanced education and the first institutional school of philosophy.
- n. Platonism.
- n. The disciples of Plato.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Academia.
- n. A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- 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 place of training; a school.
- n. A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science
- n. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [capitalized] Originally, a public pleasure-ground of Athens, consecrated to Athene and other deities, containing a grove and gymnasium, where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, Plato and his followers collectively; the members of the school of Plato.
- n. A superior school or institution of learning.
- n. An association of adepts for the promotion of literature, science, or art, established sometimes by government, and sometimes by the voluntary union of private individuals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secondary school (usually private)
- n. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
- n. a school for special training
- n. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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Adam the academy is a joke, has been for years stb247
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This academy is a wonderful idea and I would love to teach there.
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