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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A place where reading materials are available; A literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning.

Usage examples (17)
  • Their book club met in the atheneum.
  • RICHARDSON: Widener is the big library at Harvard -- that or the Boston athenaeum, which has many of the books that Emerson himself looked at.
  • He tried to instill Arts & Letters Daily with the atmosphere of a Victorian reading room or an athenaeum — a place for reading and thinking, free from distractions.
  • Besides numerous other places of worship, there are a handsome town hall, athenaeum and museum, art gallery and public library, various assembly rooms, and several... for more
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