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What does "Academy" mean?

Definition

(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.) A place of training; a school (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 (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.) 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


Synonyms honorary society


Word Family academic, academically, academicals, academician, academicians, academics, academies, unacademic