What is the difference between college and academy?

What is the difference between college and academy?
As nouns the difference between college and academy is that college is (obsolete) a corporate group; a group of colleagues while academy is (classical studies|usually|capitalized) the garden where plato taught brown, lesley, ed the shorter oxford english dictionary 5th oxford: oxford university press, 2003.



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(en noun )

  • (obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.
  • (in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.
  • College”’ of Cardinals”, ””’College of Surgeons
  • (politics) An electoral college.
  • An academic institution.
  • An institution of higher education.
  • (US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.
  • (attributively, chiefly, US) Attendance at an institution of higher education.
  • These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.
  • (Canada) A postsecondary institution that does not award bachelor’s degrees, instead offering vocational training and/or associate’s degrees.
  • (chiefly, UK) A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.
  • Pembroke College”’, Cambridge”; ”Balliol ”’College”’, Oxford”; ”University ”’College , London
  • (US, New Zealand) A specialized division of a university.
  • College of Engineering
  • (UK, in the names of private schools) A secondary school.
  • Eton College
  • (UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.
  • (New Zealand) A high school or secondary school.
  • (UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  • (Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
  • Synonyms

    * (institution of higher education) university
    * (specialized division of a university) department, faculty, school

    Derived terms

    * community college
    * electoral college
    * junior college
    * old college try

    See also

    * university





  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) The garden where Plato taught. Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) Plato’s philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato’s followers.
  • An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
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  • A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
  • the military academy”’ at West Point; a riding ”’academy”’; the ”’Academy of Music.
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  • A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
  • the French Academy”’; the American ”’Academy”’ of Arts and Sciences; ”’academies of literature and philology.
  • (obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.
  • Academia.
  • A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
  • (UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
  • Synonyms

    * (society of learned people) learned society

    Derived terms

    * academic
    * academical
    * academy figure
    * Academy of Sciences
    * laughing academy
    * national academy