In this year 1633, I became acquainted with Nicholas Fiske, licentiate in physic, who was born in Suffolk, near Framingham* Castle, of very good parentage, who educated him at country schools, until he was fit for the university; but he went not to the academy, studying at home both astrology and physic, which he afterwards practised in Colchester; and there was well acquainted with Dr Gilbert, who wrote "De Magnete".
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
Rudolf was the bold, bad Baron of traditional melodrama. Irene was young, as pretty as a picture, fresh from a music academy in England. He was the scion of an ancient noble family; she an orphan without money or friends.
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.
(obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.]
(with the, without reference to any specific academy)Academia.
2016, Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities:
In the academy and outside of it, the privileging of technical expertise above other forms of knowledge is a political gesture, and one that has proved highly effective in neutralizing critique of established power relations.