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Academy vs. School

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The main difference between Academy and School is that the Academy is a institution of higher learning and School is a institution designed to teach students under the direction of teachers.

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  • Academy (noun)

    The garden where Plato taught. First attested around 1350 to 1470.Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  • Academy (noun)

    Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers. First attested in the mid 16th century.

  • Academy (noun)

    An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school. First attested in the mid 16th century.

  • Academy (noun)

    A school or place of training in which some special art is taught. First attested in the late 16th century.

    "the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.; a music academy; a language academy"

  • Academy (noun)

    A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science. First attested in the early 17th century.

    "the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology."

  • Academy (noun)

    The knowledge disseminated in an Academy. Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.

  • Academy (noun)

    Academia.

  • Academy (noun)

    A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.

  • Academy (noun)

    A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.

  • School (noun)

    A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.

    "The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel."

  • School (noun)

    A multitude.

  • School (noun)

    An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.

    "Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood."

    "Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school."

  • School (noun)

    An primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).

  • School (noun)

    At Eton College, a period or session of teaching.

    "Divinity, history and geography are studied for two schools per week."

  • School (noun)

    Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.

    "We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music."

  • School (noun)

    An art movement, a community of artists.

  • School (noun)

    The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.

    "These economists belong to the monetarist school."

  • School (noun)

    The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.

    "I'll see you after school."

  • School (noun)

    The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.

  • School (noun)

    The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.

    "He was a gentleman of the old school."

  • School (noun)

    An establishment offering specialized instruction, as for driving, cooking, typing, coding, etc.

  • School (verb)

    (of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.

  • School (verb)

    To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)

    "Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton."

  • School (verb)

    To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.

  • School (verb)

    To control, or compose, one's expression.

    "She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Academy (noun)

    A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.

  • Academy (noun)

    An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.

  • Academy (noun)

    A place of training; a school.

  • Academy (noun)

    A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.

  • Academy (noun)

    A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.

  • School (noun)

    A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.

  • School (noun)

    A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.

  • School (noun)

    A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.

  • School (noun)

    A session of an institution of instruction.

  • School (noun)

    One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.

  • School (noun)

    The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.

  • School (noun)

    An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.

  • School (noun)

    The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc.

  • School (noun)

    The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school.

  • School (noun)

    Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.

  • School

    To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.

  • School

    To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.

Webster Dictionary
  • Academy (noun)

    a secondary school (usually private)

  • Academy (noun)

    an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

  • Academy (noun)

    a school for special training

  • Academy (noun)

    a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

  • School (noun)

    an educational institution;

    "the school was founded in 1900"

  • School (noun)

    a building where young people receive education;

    "the school was built in 1932"

    "he walked to school every morning"

  • School (noun)

    the process of being formally educated at a school;

    "what will you do when you finish school?"

  • School (noun)

    an educational institution's faculty and students;

    "the school keeps parents informed"

    "the whole school turned out for the game"

  • School (noun)

    the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session;

    "stay after school"

    "he didn't miss a single day of school"

    "when the school day was done we would walk home together"

  • School (noun)

    a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers;

    "the Venetian school of painting"

  • School (noun)

    a large group of fish;

    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

  • School (verb)

    educate in or as if in a school;

    "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"

  • School (verb)

    train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;

    "Cultivate your musical taste"

    "Train your tastebuds"

    "She is well schooled in poetry"

  • School (verb)

    swim in or form a large group of fish;

    "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

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