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Definition of Academy

Academy

  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 Quotations

I'm used to seeing it, but it's weird having an Academy Award. You usually only see one of them on the TV show when they give them out, so it's kind of surreal to have one in your house.
Steven Wright

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
Ambrose Bierce

There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.
Clint Eastwood

In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy.
Robert Kiyosaki

I'm thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time's a charm.
Jon Stewart
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Academy Translations

academy in Danish is akademi
academy in Dutch is academie, hogeschool, genootschap
academy in German is Akademie {f}
academy in Spanish is academia
academy in Swedish is akademi

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