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ly·ce·um

 (lī-sē′əm)
n.
1. A hall in which public lectures, concerts, and similar programs are presented.
2. An organization sponsoring public programs and entertainment.
3. A lycée.

[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.]

lyceum

(laɪˈsɪəm)
(now chiefly in the names of buildings) n
1. a public building for concerts, lectures, etc
2. US a cultural organization responsible for presenting concerts, lectures, etc
3. (Education) another word for lycée

Lyceum

(laɪˈsɪəm)
n
1. (Placename) a school and sports ground of ancient Athens: site of Aristotle's discussions with his pupils
2. (Placename) the Aristotelian school of philosophy
[from Greek Lukeion, named after a temple nearby dedicated to Apollo Lukeios, an epithet of unknown origin]

ly•ce•um

(laɪˈsi əm)

n.
1. an institution for popular education, providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
2. a building for such activities.
3. (cap.) a gymnasium near ancient Athens, where Aristotle established a school.
4. lycée.
[1570–80; < Latin Lycēum, Lycīum < Greek Lýkeion place in Athens, so named from the neighboring temple of Apollo; n. use of neuter of lýkeios, epithet of Apollo]
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Noun1.lyceum - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and collegelyceum - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
academy - a secondary school (usually private)
trade school, vocational school - a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
high school, highschool, senior high, senior high school, high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
junior high, junior high school - a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
prep school, preparatory school - a private secondary school
public school - private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
grammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
secondary modern school - a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education
composite school, comprehensive school - a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
2.lyceum - a public hall for lectures and concerts
hall - a large building for meetings or entertainment
Translations

lyceum

[laɪˈsiːəm] Nliceo m
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Classical Athens, a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, used to be the home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art is nearby and opens in late spring, while Aristotle's Lyceum, an archaeological site on the spot where Aristotle taught, also opens this year.
The classical schools of Athens--Plato's academy, Aristotle's Lyceum, and their Epicurean and Stoic counterparts--were centres of book production and housed libraries, though few non-literary traces remain.