One entry found for academy.
Main Entry: acad·e·my
Inflected Form(s): plural -mies
Etymology: Greek Akadmeia, the grove outside Athens where Plato had his school 1 a: 1SCHOOL 1a; especially: a private high school b: an institution for training in special subjects or skills <military academy> 2: an organization of people specializing in knowledge in a particular subject Word History Our word academy comes from the Greek word Akadmeia, the name of the park or grove outside of ancient Athens where the philosopher Plato taught his students. Just as schools and parks today are often named after famous persons, the Akadmeia had been named in honor of a Greek hero, Akadmos.