lyceum


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
That lyceum has ruined him," she added, remembering the insistence with which the chevalier had spoken of the evils of education in such schools.
How is it possible," he continued, lowering his voice, and leaning towards Mademoiselle Cormon's ear, "that a young man brought up in those detestable lyceums should have ideas?
With their standard the Lyceum would have been a sort of second-rate booth, as some of the popular theatres in London are at present.
To certain theatres, such as the Lyceum and the Haymarket, the public seem to come in a proper mood.
Within the walls then view The schools of ancient sages--his who bred Great Alexander to subdue the world, Lyceum there; and painted Stoa next.
Be at the third pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theatre to- night at seven o'clock.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
or the district between Murray Hill Lyceum and the Harlem River, this city.
You get me a stall for the Lyceum at the nearest agent's; there are two or three in High Street; and say it was given you when you come in.
But he did not refuse my stall for the Lyceum, which Raffles would not allow me to use myself, and presented to him off-hand without my leave.
From 1857 to 1860 he filled many engagements in the lyceums, chiefly speaking of his adventures in the South Seas.