noun, plural a·cad·e·mies.
- academy award,
- academy awards,
- academy, french,
- academy, plato's,
Origin of academy
Examples from the Web for academy
Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He spoke of the present-day tragedies and turmoil that struck the city while he and his classmates were in the academy.
Det. Rafael Ramos spent a lifetime trying to become a police officer, entering the academy at age 38.
But he made it through the academy and he was soon living his dream.
As far as finally being acknowledged herself with that elusive Academy gold, well, Moore says she would not take it for granted.
The following is the course of study pursued at the academy, the high school course being added June 1, 1912.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
For thirty-five years the Academy had been working at its Dictionnaire.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Academy he expected to see in operation failed for support.Priestley in America|Edgar F. Smith
In 'Monsieur de Camors', crowned by the Academy, he has yielded to the demands of a stricter realism.Monsieur de Camors, Complete|Octave Feuillet
In short, since the foundation of the prizes, the Academy has had to read several thousand memorials.
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for academy
noun the Academy
late 15c., "the classical Academy," from French Académie, from Latin Academia, from Greek Akademeia "grove of Akademos," a legendary Athenian of the Trojan War tales (his name apparently means "of a silent district"), whose estate, six stadia from Athens, was the enclosure where Plato taught his school.
The A[cademy], the Garden, the Lyceum, the Porch, the Tub, are names used for the five chief schools of Greek philosophy, their founders, adherents, & doctrines: the A., Plato, the Platonists & Platonism; the Garden, Epicurus, the Epicureans, & Epicureanism; the Lyceum, Aristotle, the Aristotelians, & Aristotelianism; the Porch, Zeno, the Stoics, & Stoicism; the Tub, Antisthenes, the Cynics, & Cynicism. [Fowler]
Sense broadened 16c. into "any school or training place." Academy awards (1941) so called for their distributor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.