Noun Academy Definition and Examples







A place of study or training in a special field.
  1. 'In fact he became a police recruit, joining the force and training at an academy in North Wales.'
  2. 'In the training academy, I'll be running five miles a day.'
  3. 'It's not like she goes to the police academy to train and prepare herself for things like this.'
  4. 'During the year the academy will provide training support for the athletes including the use of biokinetics and a course in special nutrition to enhance the athletes' performances.'
  5. 'We see a class at the police academy that behaves like a bunch of high school kids.'
  6. 'After graduation, I was accepted into the police academy's six-month training program to become an officer.'
  7. 'Many of the youngsters graduated from tennis academies rather than high schools, and they're not the best conversationalists.'
  8. 'President Bush delivered the commencement address at the Air Force academy today.'
  9. 'He went to Florida January 2, still limping badly, to focus on the NFL by working out and living at a training academy owned by the IMG agency.'
  10. 'The victim was a 24-year-old recent graduate of a police academy that has received support and guidance from coalition forces.'
  11. 'he was educated privately at academies in Margate'
  12. 'She had decided that I was becoming too much like a boy and requested I to be sent off to my all girls academy to be educated and taught how to be proper.'
  13. 'In Nicholas Nickleby, he crusaded against another institution, the so-called private academies for unwanted children.'
  14. 'After 1830, free settlers began to arrive and the musical public grew in numbers, establishing chamber music concerts, visits by virtuoso soloists, and private music academies.'
  15. 'Due to Coffin's influence, the Coffin School, a private academy on Nantucket reopened in 1903.'
  16. 'The Dublin Society was founded in 1731 to promote Irish agriculture and manufactures, and during the 1740s absorbed a local academy to provide a training for arts and crafts.'
  17. 'A sign reads Mugen High School: The private academy for elegant young woman.'
  18. 'The second proposed city academy in Islington is to be built out of the closure of Islington Green.'
  19. 'Independent schools are also coming under pressure to invest more money in facilities as the Government invests in new secondary schools and academies.'
  20. 'Ministers want to see 200 academies set up to replace failing schools by 2010, partly supported by some of the richest people in the country.'
  21. 'He carried the habit through a number of upscale academies and prep schools, managing to get routinely expelled for poor marks and a strong anti-authoritarian streak.'
  22. 'There were few luxuries and certainly no thought of private academies.'
  23. 'The top schools would be reserved for the wealthiest layers of society, who could pay to send their children to elite private schools and academies.'
  24. 'Their children attend private academies and may occasionally speak to one of the Peasantry as the latter mows the grass or cleans the house.'
  25. 'Still other White students fled to segregated private academies.'
  26. 'Her father had no idea she was enrolled in a private academy.'
  27. 'A child of the civil rights movement, she attended integrated schools and sends her son to one of Atlanta's tony private academies.'
  28. 'What happened to the white children who didn't transfer to private academies but stayed in the public schools after they were desegregated?'
  29. 'They insisted on calling her Chaelia and sending her to a private academy for schooling.'
  30. 'The Emmanuel Schools Foundation last month announced its interest in sponsoring a new academy to replace Northcliffe Secondary School, which is in special measures.'
A society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain standards in its particular field.
  1. 'Other new venues for elite cultural exchange could be found in literary societies, and learned academies, modelled after the French Academy in Paris.'
  2. 'Nor was it created in the image of the great European scientific societies or academies that were dedicated to research alone.'
  3. 'He refused to accept honorary degrees but he did accept honorary membership of academies and learned societies.'
  4. 'He is to step down as chairman of the institution after artists at the academy called for his resignation.'
  5. 'He was appointed to numerous academies and societies in Canada and abroad including Honorary Consulting Physician at three different Ontario hospitals and the Chair of Medical Research.'
  6. 'Vigorous debates, in the press, in the world of letters, and in learned societies and academies, testified to the worries of educated men that they faced a crisis that would soon be beyond control.'
  7. 'He was elected to honorary membership of eighteen academies and learned societies in Europe, India, and the United States.'
  8. 'The U.S. National Academy of Sciences is a model for other societies and academies.'
  9. 'Eleven companies and one individual were honored with the academy's distinguished awards.'
  10. 'Xie is not a member of either the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering, two academies for top Chinese scientists.'
((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; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.|--|(n.) 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.|--|)

noun, plural academies.

1. a secondary or high school, especially a private one.

2. a school or college for special instruction or training in a subject: a military academy.

3. an association or institution for the advancement of art, literature, or science: the National Academy of Arts and Letters.

4. a group of authorities and leaders in a field of scholarship, art, etc., who are often permitted to dictate standards, prescribe methods, and criticize new ideas.

5. the Academy. the Platonic school of philosophy or its adherents. academe (def 3). French Academy. Royal Academy.


"There can be academy schools."
"There can be academy members."
"There can be academy classmates."
"There can be academy players."
"There can be academy specialists."
"There can be academy recogniseds."
"There can be academy cadets."
"There can be academy secretaries."
"There can be academy officials."
"There can be academy cinemas."
"There can be academy squads."
"There can be academy sides."
"There can be academy scores."
"There can be academy people/places/organizations."
"There can be academy openers."
"There can be academy matches."
"There can be academy hospitals."
"There can be academy editions."
"There can be academy deliberations."
"There can be academy bans."

Late Middle English (denoting the garden where Plato taught): from French académie or Latin academia, from Greek akadēmeia, from Akadēmos, the hero after whom Plato's garden was named.

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