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Academy appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Snob, Bigfoot Arts Academy HR staff fit stiff fats!" rhymed a castrato, of gibbons.
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The word academy and its family (academia, academic, academically, academics, academies) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun academy

What does academy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: academies

  1. a secondary school (usually private)
  2. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
  3. a school for special training
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: school = an educational institution
    • more specific terms:
  4. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: establishment = a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence


Academy: Academy/Sherman Park is a neighborhood in North St. Louis, just outside Central West End. The official boundaries of the area are Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on the north, Delmar Boulevard on the south, North Kingshighway Boulevard on the east, and Union Boulevard on the west.


Academy is a record label.


"Academy" is the 1989 video album by New Order.

  • released in (27 years ago)


  1. "Academy" is an action/simulation computer game for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Amiga It was released in 1987 by CRL. It achieved critical success in the year it was released.
    • also known as Space School Simulator: The Academy, Academy: Tau Ceti II
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • designer: Pete Cooke
    • developer: CRL Group
    • genres: Action game, Science Fiction, Simulation video game, Shoot 'em up, Strategy video game
    • publisher: CRL Group
    • released in (29 years ago)
  2. "Academy" is a 2007 film directed by Gavin Youngs.
  3. "Academy" is an Australian film for TV made by the Australian Film & TV Academy and Catholic Radio & TV.
  4. Academy is a tv program.
  5. "Academy" is a 2007 experimental film directed by R. Luke DuBois.


"Academy" is an artwork by Maya Kulenovic.


  1. Academy: An academy is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.
    • also known as The Academy
  2. Academy schools are state funded schools in England which are directly funded by central government and independent of direct control by the local authority.
  3. The Academy is an English dual-control car built by West of Coventry between 1906 and 1908. The cars had a 14 hp 4-cylinder engine by White and Poppe.
  4. The Academy is a theater company.
  5. Academy a.k.a. American National Theater and Academy: The American National Theatre and Academy is a non-profit theatre producer and training organization that was established in 1935 to be the official United States national theatre that would be an alternative to the for-profit Broadway houses of the day.

Phrases with Academy

Phrases starting with the word Academy:

  1. Academy Eel
  2. academy award
  3. Academy Awards
  4. Academy figure
  5. Academy of sciences

Phrases ending with the word Academy:

  1. naval academy
  2. royal academy
  3. french academy
  4. police academy
  5. plato's academy
  6. military academy
  7. National academy
  8. us naval academy
  9. air force academy
  10. us military academy
  11. us air force academy
  12. united states naval academy
  13. united states military academy

Other phrases containing the word Academy:

  1. royal academy of arts
  2. national academy of sciences

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Academy

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Google previewThe Academy: Game On (2013)

by Monica Seles, James LaRosa

The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes.

Google previewAcademe Degree Zero (2015)

Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education by Jeffrey R. Di Leo

From the hallways and the classrooms to the faculty offices and the presidential suite, the academy is the site of dialogue.

Google previewEnergy Island (2011)

How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond

The Samsø Energy Academy is a place where people of all ages can share ideas about energy and how it is made and used. Guess who the director of the academy is. An extraordinary teacher named Søren Hermansen. Things have ...

Google previewForest Leaves (1919)

The Forest Academy is the logical place for the education of foresters in Pennsylvania and all other schools having to do...

Google previewClosing the Achievement Gap (1996)

A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices by Belinda Williams

First, the Street Academy is an institution of tight relationships. Every staff member, for...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (2013)

by Kenneth J. Peak

Operation Citizen police academy classes generally have between 25 and 35 students. Agencies will advertise and recruit citizens to enroll in citizen police academies. The goal is to have a citizen class that represents a cross section of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

The paintings, and models made after this model, were called academics, or academy figures. They had likewise x woman who stood for a model in the public school. Every three months, three prizes for design were distributed among the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

See also monarch, enlightened Academia Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae (Imperial Academy of Académie Française,6–9,76. See also Académie Royale des Sciences de Paris; Ancients and the Moderns, Quarrel of the; dictionary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

The academy also produces a wide variety of print and electronic materials ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland


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Quotes about Academy

Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor. (Ray Charles)
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Scrabble value of A1C3A1D2E1M3Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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