The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Academe \Ac`a*deme"\, n. [L. academia. See Academy.] An academy. [Poetic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
academe n 1: the academic world [syn: academia, academe]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.