Lyceum definition

lī-sēəm
A hall in which public lectures, concerts, and similar programs are presented.
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An organization sponsoring public programs and entertainment.
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A lycée.
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A hall where public lectures or discussions are held.
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An organization presenting public lectures, concerts, etc.
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(place) The grove at Athens where Aristotle taught.
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A public hall designed for lectures or concerts.
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(US) A school at a stage between elementary school and college.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lyceum
Plural:
lyceums

Origin of lyceum

  • Latin Lycēum from Greek Lukeion the name of a grove with athletic training grounds near Athens in which Aristotle taught from Lukeios epithet of Apollo (to whom the grove was sacred), of unknown meaning

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Λύκειον (Lukeion) (the name of a gymnasium, or athletic training facility, near Athens where Aristotle established his school), from Λύκειος ("Lycian" or "wolf-killer").

    From Wiktionary