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A French public secondary school.

[French, from Old French, lyceum, from Latin Lycēum; see lyceum.]


(lise; English ˈliːseɪ)
n, pl lycées (lise; English ˈliːseɪz)
(Education) a secondary school
[C19: French, from Latin: Lyceum]



n., pl. -cées (-ˈseɪz; Fr. -ˈseɪ)
a secondary school, esp. in France, maintained by the government.
[1860–65; < French < Latin lycēum]


A secondary school in France.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lycée - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and collegelycee - 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