- the Academy (sense ) (see phrase under academy)
- [oftena-] the academic world
Origin of Academefrom Classical Greek akad?meia, the grove of Akad?mos, figure in ancient Greek legend
- a. The academic environment, community, or world.b. Academic life.
- A place in which instruction is given to students.
- A scholar, especially a pedant.
Origin of academeFrom Latin Acadēmīa the Academy ; see academy .
- (historical) The name of the garden in Athens where the academics met. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- (poetic) An academy; a place of learning. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- (poetic) The scholarly life, environment, or community. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- A senior member of the staff at an institution of higher learning; pedant. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
- Poetic references are often to “the groves of Academe”, a translation of Horace’s inter silvas Academi.