Academe
Academe (n.) "The Academy," 1580s, from phrase groves of Academe, translating Horace's silvas Academi (see ACADEMY (Cf. academy)); general sense of "the world of universities and scholarship" is attested from 1849. With lower-case letter, academia in the sense of "academic community" is from 1956.
Academe properly means Academus (a Greek hero); & its use as a poetic variant for academy, though sanctioned by Shakespeare, Tennyson & Lowell, is a mistake; the grove of A., however, (Milton) means rightly The Academy. [Fowler]

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  • Academe — Ac a*deme , n. [L. academia. See {Academy}.] An academy. [Poetic] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Academe — [ak′ə dēm΄, ak΄ə dēm′] [< Gr akadēmeia, the grove of Akadēmos, figure in ancient Greek legend] THE ACADEMY (sense 1) (see phrase under ACADEMY) …   English World dictionary

  • academe — [ak′ə dēm΄, ak΄ə dēm′] n. 1. Rare a school; esp., a college or university 2. the academic world …   English World dictionary

  • academe — n. (formal) the groves, halls of academe * * * [ ækədiːm] halls of academe (formal) the groves …   Combinatory dictionary

  • academe — [[t]æ̱kədiːm[/t]] N UNCOUNT The academic world of universities is sometimes referred to as academe. [FORMAL] The hallowed portals of academe were slowly and grudgingly opening to women …   English dictionary

  • Academe — /ˈækədim/ (say akuhdeem), /ækəˈdim/ (say akuh deem) noun Poetic (sometimes lower case) 1. a place of higher learning: *Professor Murray s ideal academe consisted of wood panelled offices, librarians wearing green tennis eyeshades, quiet… …   Australian English dictionary

  • academe — noun Etymology: Latin Academus (in the phrase inter silvas Academi among the groves of Academus), from Greek Akadēmos more at academy Date: 1588 1. a. a place of instruction ; school b. the academic life, community, or world …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • academe — [ akədi:m] noun literary academia: top jobs in academe. Origin C16: from L. academia (see academy) …   English new terms dictionary

  • academe — n. 1 a the world of learning. b universities collectively. 2 literary a college or university. Phrases and idioms: grove (or groves) of Academe a university environment. Etymology: Gk Akademos (see ACADEMY): used by Shakesp. (Love s Labour s Lost …   Useful english dictionary

  • academe — /ak euh deem , ak euh deem /, n. 1. the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world. 2. (sometimes cap.) any place of instruction; a school. 3. (cap.) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught. 4. a… …   Universalium

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