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noun, plural ly·cées [lee-seyz; French lee-sey] /liˈseɪz; French liˈseɪ/.
  1. a secondary school, especially in France, maintained by the government.
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Origin of lycée

1860–65; < French < Latin lycēum lyceum
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Examples from the Web for lycee

Historical Examples

  • At the Lycee--or great school--the boys are just coming out.

    The Young Franc Tireurs

    G. A. Henty

  • Five first prizes carried off in the five classes of the lycee.

  • My father sent me to the lycee, but I could only arouse myself from my lethargy with the greatest of effort.

  • Claretie was educated at the Lycee Bonaparte, and was destined for a commercial career.

  • I was eighteen, and I had been for a long time looked upon at the lycee as a sly practical joker.

British Dictionary definitions for lycee


noun plural lycées (lise, English ˈliːseɪz)
  1. a secondary school
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Word Origin

C19: French, from Latin: Lyceum
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