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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a secondary school (usually private);

2. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature;
[syn: academy, honorary society]

3. a school for special training;

4. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Academy \A*cad"e*my\, n.; pl. Academies. [F. acad['e]mie, L. academia. Cf. Academe.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A place of training; a school. "Academies of fanaticism." --Hume. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] Academy figure (Paint.), a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

academy n 1: a secondary school (usually private) 2: an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature [syn: academy, honorary society] 3: a school for special training 4: a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "academy": Gymnasium, Latin school, Realgymnasium, Realschule, Schule, ecole, educational institution, escuela, grammar school, high, high school, institute, intermediate school, junior high, junior high school, middle school, prep school, preparatory school, public school, scholastic institution, school, secondary school, seminary, senior high, senior high school, teaching institution
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

ACADEMY, n. [from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught.