Part of speech: noun

A school intermediate between a common school and a college.

Part of speech: noun

A learned society.

Part of speech: noun

The school of Plato in Athens; the Platonic philosophy.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", William Sharp.