What does Athenaeum mean?

Athenaeum meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1727, from Latinized as a type of Greek Athenaion "the temple of Athene," in ancient Athens, by which professors taught and stars or poets rehearsed. Indicating "literary club-room or reading space" is from 1799; "literary or clinical club" is from 1864.


Athenaeum meaning in General Dictionary

a literary or systematic organization for the marketing of mastering

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  • someplace where reading materials are available
  • A temple of Athene, at Athens, where scholars and poets had been used to read their particular works and instruct students.
  • A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
  • A literary or medical relationship or club.
  • A building or a flat in which a library, periodicals, and periodicals tend to be held for use.

Athenaeum meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, which scholars and poets had been familiar with review their works and instruct pupils.

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  • (letter.) A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
  • (n.) A literary or systematic relationship or club.
  • (n.) A building or an apartment in which a library, periodicals, and magazines are held for usage.

Sentence Examples with the word Athenaeum

He was a benefactor of the Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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