from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Athenœum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gr. Antiq.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students.
  • noun A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
  • noun A literary or scientific association or club.
  • noun A building or an apartment where a library, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
  • noun a place where reading materials are available


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