Definition for academy

noun as in school, especially for higher education

noun as in society or institution interested in learning

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Example Sentences

Every time Selin turns to the academy to help her understand language, she finds herself trapped, undermined, rejected.

From Vox

Grandparents create Tik Tok videos, travel the world with and without their grandchildren, two-step at the club, run their own dance academies, and have careers that they’re still growing and thriving in.

The academy this week announced new rules to mandate a certain level of diversity in nominated films and at the studios behind them.

From Fortune

The memory-intensive naming schemes in modern math may have the result of boxing out the laymen, but we must hope the priests of the academy are not doing it on purpose.

Catus argues that private security forces often require more training than the typical police academy does.

From Ozy

Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?

He spoke of the present-day tragedies and turmoil that struck the city while he and his classmates were in the academy.

Ramos just missed being called for one police academy class.

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.

The collection in the Academy I thought much better, but still far enough behind similar galleries in Rome.

He was distinguished as an oriental scholar, and died while delivering an oration at the academy of Caen.

Ladies and gentlemen, he falteringly said, Signor Diotti left his hotel at seven oclock and was driven to the Academy.

This assembly, to which Boileau and Racine afterwards belonged, soon became an academy of itself.

The least opulent in the Academy were the first to reject his offers, and to prefer liberty to pensions and honors.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to academy, such as: boarding school, institute, prep school, secondary school, seminary, and brainery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.