What does the word academy mean?

Usage examples for academy

  1. It was supposed that he had only to present himself at the doors of the Academy, and that it would surrender at discretion. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I wish I could say it began brilliantly, but the records of the Academy would not bear me out. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  3. His education at Mr. Ready's private academy seems to have been excellent so far as it went. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp