academe

play
noun ac·a·deme \ ˈa-kə-ˌdēm , ˌa-kə-ˈ \

Definition of academe

1 a :a place of instruction
b :the academic life, community, or world
  • in the halls of academe
2 :academic; especially :pedant

Examples of academe in a Sentence

  1. the cloistered and privileged world inhabited by the students in that suburban academe

Recent Examples of academe from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'academe.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of academe

borrowed from Latin Acadēmus (in the phrase inter silvās Acadēmī, "among the groves of Academus," from Horace's Epistulae), borrowed from Greek Akádēmos — more at academy



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up academe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!