1. a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
Syn: ↑athenaeum
club, ↑social club, ↑society, ↑guild, ↑gild, ↑lodge, ↑order
2. a place where reading materials are available
Syn: ↑athenaeum
Hypernyms: ↑library, ↑depository library

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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