• WordNet 3.6
    • n athenaeum a place where reading materials are available
    • n athenaeum a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Athenaeum ath-e-nē′um a temple of Athēna or Minerva at Athens, in which scholars and poets read their works: a public institution for lectures, reading, &c.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. AthēnaionAthēna or Athēnē, the goddess Minerva.


In literature:

During this visit he was introduced, and frequently came to the Athenaeum, where I made his acquaintance.
"Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800" by William Frederick Poole
We went off to the Athenaeum which is well stored with books.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
In the latter country I was sure, with its traditions and the Athenaeum and the Saturday Review, it would be adequately appreciated.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
He had called for Phil, whom he had engaged to escort to a lecture in the Athenaeum Course.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
In the neighborhood of the Athenaeum, the cab paused, and Mike got out.
"Venus in Boston;" by George Thompson
His "Municipal History of Boston" his "History of the Boston Athenaeum," and his "Life of Colonel Shaw" have permanent interest and value.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
At the corner of the Athenaeum Club we halted again, for I wanted to rid myself of him.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Another bronze statue of him has been erected in the front of the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
ATHENAEUM, Commencement to 1835.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
ATHENAEUM, commencement to 1835.
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various

In news:

The Becket Athenaeum, located in the former First Congregational Church of North Becket, has a collection of more than 23,000 books.
The Art of Art History ' Opens April 11 at Athenaeum.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library to host art history lectures in La Jolla.
Debby and Larry Kline display their new book at the opening reception of their Athenaeum show.
Larry and Carol Gartner, Ann Craig and Bob Black are members of the Athenaeum Board.
Berkshire Athenaeum to host jazz quartet.
For more information or to book, please visit Athenaeum Hotel, or call 800 335-3300.
The Becket Athenaeum, located in the former First Congregational Church of North Becket , has a collection of more than 23,000 books.
And David J Bromer have made an important gift of $2 million to endow the Anne C and David J Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenaeum, the Athenæum announced.
The Art of Art History' Opens April 11 at Athenaeum.
Oberhuber was best known locally for the annual art and music history lecture series he conducted at the Athenaeum each spring.
The Athenaeum Opens at Goucher College.
The Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra , directed by Alla Zernitskaya, returns to the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, at 7 pm on Tuesday, Nov 20, for a free holiday concert.
Woman camps out on top of Athenaeum for good cause.
Cassie Stockamp raises money for Athenaeum repairs.