Definition: Meaning of, academy in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / əˈkadəmi /

  • noun
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academy academies
  1. an official organization which encourages the development of literature, art, science etc
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  2. a college where students are taught a particular subject or skill
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  3. a school in Scotland for children between 11 and 16
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  4. a private school in the US
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academy used in phrases

  • Academy Award (noun)
    1. the formal name for an OSCAR
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (noun)
    1. an academy that gives annual awards for achievements in motion picture production and performance
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (noun)
    1. an academy that gives annual awards for outstanding achievements in television
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the
    1. a school in New York City for training actors, where many famous actors have studied
  • British Academy, the
    1. a society that was started in 1901 to encourage the study of language, literature, history, economics etc. Most of its members are university teachers who have done important work in their subjects. There is a similar society for people working in scientific fields, called the ROYAL SOCIETY
  • French Academy (noun)
    1. an honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government
  • Military Academy (noun)
    1. a national college where people are trained to be officers in the military forces
    2. a private school in the US that gives students military training
  • National Academy of Sciences (noun)
    1. an honorary American society of scientists created by President Lincoln during the American Civil War
  • Plato's Academy (noun)
    1. a school established by Plato in ancient Athens
  • Royal Academy
    1. the Royal Academy , the Royal Academy of Arts an important British society of artists, whose members use the letters RA after their names. It has a school for artists, and it organizes many EXHIBITION s (= public shows of paintings etc), including its well-known Summer Exhibition, which takes place every year and shows new paintings by British artists, including work by ordinary people who are not professional artists.
    2. the building in PICCADILLY, central London, where the Royal Academy's exhibitions take place
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