• WordNet 3.6
    • n academy a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
    • n academy a school for special training
    • n academy a secondary school (usually private)
    • n academy an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tatum O’Neal is the youngest Oscar winner not to receive a Special Award. O’Neal was just 10 years old when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for Paper Moon. Shirley Temple is the youngest person to win an Academy Award when she was given the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1934 at the age of 6.
    • Academy 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.
    • Academy A place of training; a school. "Academies of fanaticism."
    • Academy 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 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.
    • Academy 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.
    • n academy [capitalized] Originally, a public pleasure-ground of Athens, consecrated to Athene and other deities, containing a grove and gymnasium, where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, Plato and his followers collectively; the members of the school of Plato. The Academy, which lasted from Plato to Cicero, consisted of several distinct schools. Their number is variously given. Cicero recognized only two, the old and the new Academies, and this division has been generally adopted; others, however, distinguish as many as five Academies.
    • n academy A superior school or institution of learning. Specifically— A school for instruction in a particular art or science: as, a military or naval academy. In the United States, a school or seminary holding a rank between a university or college and an elementary school.
    • n academy An association of adepts for the promotion of literature, science, or art, established sometimes by government, and sometimes by the voluntary union of private individuals. The members (academicians), who are usually divided into ordinary, honorary, and corresponding members, either select their own departments or follow those prescribed by the constitution of the society, and at regular meetings communicate the results of their labors in papers, of which the more important are afterward printed. Among the most noted institutions of this name are the five academies composing the National Institute of France (the French Academy, the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, the Academy of the Fine Arts, the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, and the Academy of Sciences), the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Academy of Sciences of Berlin, the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, etc. The chief object of the French Academy, as also of the celebrated Italian Academy della Crusea and of the Spanish Academy, is to regulate and purify the vernacular tongue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings."
    • n Academy ak-ad′em-i (orig.) the school of Plato: a higher school: a society for the promotion of science or art
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  • Samuel Butler
    “There is but one step from the Academy to the Fad.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. académie, L. academia,. Cf. Academe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Akadēmia, the name of the garden near Athens where Plato taught.


In literature:

Members of the Academy will be pleased to know that their fellow-Immortal, Mr. Gus Wog, was elected in North Dakota.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
That is, if I can make the Coast Guard Academy.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Thrice during his career as a teacher he visited Sicily on each occasion returning to the retirement of his academy.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The Berlin Academy, attracted by a small engraving of his, entrusted to him the illustration of its yearly almanac.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
I also got to know the Abbe Arnault, of the French Academy.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
The hetaerae of the Academy claimed that they were merely putting into practice Plato's doctrine of the community of women.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
In the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1882, Sir Frederick Leighton's picture called "Wedded" will be remembered by many visitors.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
He afterwards became rector and chancellor of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
His last public appearance was made at the Royal Academy banquet early in May.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Educated at Edinburgh Academy and at Exeter College, Oxford.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Thomas Corneille succeeded his brother in the Academy, and died at a great old age.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
It was decided to elect this queer fish Prince of the Academy.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
The Royal Academy is a British Institution which we all patronize once a year, and then abuse that we may keep our self-respect.
"William Blake" by Charles Gardner
He succeeded Charles Lucas in 1890 at the Academy of Moral and Political Science.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Duclos became a member of the Academy of Inscriptions in 1739, and of the French Academy in 1747, being appointed perpetual secretary in 1747.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The French Academy of Sciences had offered a prize for the best memoir on the subject.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
He was president of the Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Charlottenburg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Two years later, he was made professor in the Royal Academy of Florence.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
Well, now, how on earth did you ever manage to get into this academy without knowing who Joseph Smith was?
"A Cadet's Honor" by Upton Sinclair

In poetry:

Dear old Academy,
Queer old Academy,
A merry lot we were, I wot,
When at the old Academy.
"Song Of The Edinburgh Academician" by James Clerk Maxwell
If ony here has got an ear,
He'd better tak’ a haud o’ me,
Or I'll begin, wi’ roarin’ din,
To cheer our old Academy.
"Song Of The Edinburgh Academician" by James Clerk Maxwell
Let Pedants seek for scraps of Greek,
Their lingo to Macadamize;
Gie me the sense, without pretence,
That comes o’ Scots Academies.
"Song Of The Edinburgh Academician" by James Clerk Maxwell
There's some may think me crouse wi’ drink,
And some may think it mad o’ me,
But ither some will gladly come
And cheer our old Academy.
"Song Of The Edinburgh Academician" by James Clerk Maxwell
Some set their hopes on Kings and Popes,
But, o’ the sons of Adam, he
Was first, without the smallest doubt,
That built the first Academy.
"Song Of The Edinburgh Academician" by James Clerk Maxwell
So Alois plodded on making known his great discovery,
Until he obtained the notice of the Royal Academy,
Besides, he obtained a gold Medal, and what was more dear to his heart,
He lived to see the wide extension of his art.
"The Sprig of Moss" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Baker, Headmaster of Maui Preparatory Academy.
It has been nearly eight years since Nazareth Academy Grade School's Class of 2004 has seen the woman who became their long-time pen pal, inspiration and friend.
Antony Penrose- Pierre Boulez --The Academy of Music.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, tapping into the key East Brainerd market, on Thursday becomes another big-box retailer to open a second store in the Chattanooga area.
Foxcroft Academy Ponies take home Class C Title.
BPS officers graduate from police academy.
Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds recently swore in five new Bainbridge Public Safety officers who recently graduated from police academy.
They had already attended and passed fire academy.
City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo and Boston Arts Academy sophomore Nadia Issa are working to put recycling bins in schools throughout the city.
Mike Conaway poses for photos with six Marble Falls and Faith Academy students who expressed interest in joining a military academy.
3220 N Academy Blvd, #4 Colorado Springs, CO Academy (North) 597-6685.
0 Academy Awards producer Gil Cates on the red carpet at 77th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in 2005.
It was Panda-monium at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Monday night as the Padua Academy Pandas defeated Ursuline Academy 3-2 in the 2012 DIAA state volleyball championship match before a packed ho.
Catch Academy Award Nominee Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Academy Award Winners Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates in A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, an inspiring new film from Millennium Entertainment.
View full size Courtesy of Russian Ballet Academy Artur Sultanov, a principal dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, started his own ballet academy in 2010.

In science:

Wilson (eds.), Selected topics in graph theory, Academis Press, London, 1978. J.
The underlying digraph of a coined quantum random walk
Institute of Theoretical Physics The Chinese Academy of Sciences P.O.
Spiral symmetry and general Bloch's theorem
Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 61085, 12 Ak.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
The authors acknowledge that the pioneering paper by the Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Science G. Kruzhilin was a starting point for their speculations about the origin of the reactor runaway. The authors are grateful to the colleagues V.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
This work is supported in part by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Academy of Science as well as by UWA research grants.
Low-energy dynamics in N = 2 super QED: Two-loop approximation
This work was supported in part by Fondecyt Grants 1020829 and 7020829, the ICTP Associateship Program, and the Third World Academy of Sciences.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects
Vladimir Kanovei Institute for information transmission problems (IPPI), Russian academy of sciences, Bol.
A definable nonstandard model of the reals
The first author is partially supported by Research Fund for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars 20010107 and the Partner Group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Conley Index Theory and Novikov-Morse Theory
Address: Theoretical Department, Institute of General Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Str.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
YS and LZ are partially supported by Morningside Center of Mathematics, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P. R.
Classification of derivation-simple color algebras related to locally finite derivations
Basu Mallik carried out the work under the Summer Student Programme of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam.
Intermittency in a catalytic random medium
NSF of China (10304017), the Innovation funds from Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Experimental Teleportation of a Quantum Controlled-NOT Gate
Special Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences, N.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
This work was done during a visit by the second author to Cambridge University with support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the London Mathematical Society, and Churchill College, Cambridge.
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees