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academe

[ak-uh-deem, ak-uh-deem]
noun
  1. the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world.
  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) any place of instruction; a school.
  3. (initial capital letter) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
  4. a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
  5. a scholarly or pedantic person, especially a teacher or student.
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Origin of academe

1580–90; < Latin Acadēmus < Greek Akádēmos Academus
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Related Words for academes

school, college, academe

British Dictionary definitions for academes

academe

noun literary
  1. any place of learning, such as a college or university
  2. the grove of Academe or the groves of Academe the academic world
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Word Origin for academe

C16: first used by Shakespeare in Love's Labour's Lost (1594); see academy
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Word Origin and History for academes

Academe

n.

"The Academy," 1580s, from phrase groves of Academe, translating Horace's silvas Academi (see 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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