- Noun. A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
- Noun. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
- Noun. An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university.
- Noun. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
- Noun. A place of training; a school.
- Noun. (context, with ''the'') Academia.