ETYM French académie, Latin academia. Related to Academe.
1. A learned institution for the advancement of knowledge.
2. A school for special training.
3. A secondary school (usually private).
4. An institution for the advancement of art or science or literature; SYN. honorary society.
Originally, the Greek school of philosophy founded by Plato in the gardens of Academe, NW of Athens; it was closed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, with the other pagan schools, in AD 529. The first academy (in the present-day sense of a recognized society established for the promotion of one or more of the arts and sciences) was the Museum of Alexandria, founded by Ptolemy Soter in the 3rd century BC.
ETYM French collčge, Latin collegium, from collega colleague. Related to Colleague.
1. An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university.
2. The body of faculty and students of a college.
3. A complex of buildings in which a college is housed.
4. British slang for prison.
1. An educational institution
2. An educational institution's faculty and students
3. The process of being formally educated at a school; SYN. schooling.
4. The period of instruction in a school; or; SYN. schooltime.
5. A place where young people receive education; SYN. schoolhouse.
6. A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers
7. In education, an institution where instruction takes place. Some are accredited.