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also ath·e·ne·um  (ăth′ə-nē′əm)
1. An institution, such as a literary club or scientific academy, for the promotion of learning.
2. A place, such as a library, where printed materials are available for reading.

[Late Latin Athēnaeum, a Roman school, after Greek Athēnaion, the temple of Athena, from Athēna, Athena.]


(ˌæθɪˈniːəm) or


1. (Education) an institution for the promotion of learning
2. (Education) a building containing a reading room or library, esp one used by such an institution
[C18: from Late Latin, from Greek Athēnaion temple of Athene, frequented by poets and teachers]


(ˌæθɪˈniːəm) or


1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a building sacred to the goddess Athena, esp the Athenian temple that served as a gathering place for the learned
2. (Historical Terms) (in imperial Rome) the academy of learning established near the Forum in about 135 ad by Hadrian
3. (Named Buildings) (in imperial Rome) the academy of learning established near the Forum in about 135 ad by Hadrian


or ath•e•ne•um

(ˌæθ əˈni əm, -ˈneɪ-)

1. an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.
2. a free library or reading room maintained by such an institution.
[1720–30; < Latin < Greek Athḗnaion temple of Athena, where poets read their works]


- Can refer to "an association of persons interested in scientific and literary pursuits, meeting for the purpose of mutual improvement," or a reading room or library.
See also related terms for interested.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.athenaeum - a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learningathenaeum - a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
2.athenaeum - a place where reading materials are availableathenaeum - a place where reading materials are available
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
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It received no public notice of any kind whatever until March 3, 1877, when the London Athenaeum mentioned it in a few careful sentences.
There were the Stranger's club-house, the Athenaeum club-house, the Hampton club-house, the St James's club-house, and half a mile of club-houses to play IN; and there were ROUGE-ET-NOIR, French hazard, and other games to play AT.
The work has been given in the form of lectures both in London and Peking, and one lecture, that on Desire, has been published in the Athenaeum.
The Athenaeum opened its doors to the ECHO as part of a new drive to encourage schools and university students to utilise its vast library collection.
BOSTON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lafayette: An American Icon has opened at the Boston Athenaeum.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a special collections library and museum founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit.
The robbery happened just before 10am on Tuesday, January 20, at a jewellers in Athenaeum Street.
Athenaeum Hotel enhances its famous whisky collection which is sophisticated but not stuffy
Along with flights, a three-night stay at Corinthia Palace and use of the hotel's Athenaeum Spa, the winners will also enjoy a selection of five-star spa treatments with the Heavenly Retreat Package.
The Chicago Athenaeum, in collaboration with The European Design Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, sanctions the awards.
The 10th anniversary of the Liverpool Athenaeum Writer-in-Residence prize was marked with a record number of entries representing 23 schools.
Culture club; the curious history of the Boston Athenaeum.