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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.]
(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
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]
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.
[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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|Noun||1.||lyceum - 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)
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"
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
|2.||lyceum - a public hall for lectures and concerts|
hall - a large building for meetings or entertainment