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.
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. Academy figure, a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.