Saint John's College High School, the State University of New York Maritime College and the Texas Military Institute-the Episcopal School of Texas are each an example of an academy.
- a private secondary or high school
- a school offering instruction in a special field: a music academy
- an association of scholars, writers, artists, etc., for advancing literature, art, or science
Origin of academyFrench académie from Classical Latin academia from Classical Greek akad?meia: see Academe
- the public park near Athens where Plato taught and founded a school for the study of philosophy
- this school
- Plato's followers or their philosophy
- the academic world
- A school for special instruction.
- A secondary or college-preparatory school, especially a private one.
- a. The academic community; academe: “When there's moral leadership from the White House and from the academy, people tend to adjust” ( Jesse Jackson )b. Higher education in general. Used with the.c. A society of scholars, scientists, or artists.
- Academy a. Plato's school for advanced education and the first institutional school of philosophy.b. Platonism.c. The disciples of Plato.
Origin of academyLatin Acadēmīa the school where Plato taught from Greek Akadēmeia
- (classical studies, usually capitalized) The garden where Plato taught. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (classical studies, usually capitalized) Plato's philosophical system based on sketpicism; Plato's followers. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- A school or place of training in which some special art is taught. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.
- A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.
- (with the, without reference to any specific academy) Academia.
- A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
- (UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
From French académie, from Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmia), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attic hero Akademos. Compare academe, academia, Akademeia.
- (classical studies, history) The school for advanced education founded by Plato; the garden where Plato taught. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (classical studies) The disciples of plato. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- (classical studies, philosophy) Platonism. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- A specific society of scholars or artists.