- an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
- a building for such activities.
- (initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens.
- a lycée.
Origin of lyceum
Examples from the Web for lyceum
The letters, telephone calls, and fax messages started pouring into the Lyceum.
Among the boxes that arrived at the Lyceum was one bearing a return address I recognized.
And the company is breaking ground on a distillery in September, to be located in an old inn down the street from the lyceum.Art in the Age: Ex-Ad Man Steven Grasse’s Wonderfully Weird Spirits
August 4, 2012
I am going, I replied, from the Academy straight to the Lyceum.Lysis
In Barton we knitted while we talked, and at the Lyceum lectures.
But still I do not understand why it should always be the Lyceum.Novel Notes
Jerome K. Jerome
"Now you are talking like a heroine of Lyceum drama," he said.The Green Rust
Fred Archer sent him originally to the stage door at the Lyceum.
- a public building for concerts, lectures, etc
- US a cultural organization responsible for presenting concerts, lectures, etc
- another word for lycée
- a school and sports ground of ancient Athens: site of Aristotle's discussions with his pupils
- the Aristotelian school of philosophy
Word Origin and History for lyceum
1580s, Latin form of Greek lykeion, name of a grove or garden with covered walks near Athens where Aristotle taught, from neuter of Lykeios "wolf-slayer," an epithet of Apollo, whose temple was nearby, from lykos "wolf." Hence lycée, name given in France to state-run secondary schools. In England, early 19c., lyceum was the name taken by a number of literary societies; in U.S., after c.1820, it was the name of institutes that sponsored popular lectures in science and literature.