lyceum

noun
ly·​ce·​um | \ lī-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce lyceum (audio) , ˈlī-sē- How to pronounce lyceum (audio) \

Definition of lyceum

1 : a hall for public lectures or discussions
2 : an association providing public lectures, concerts, and entertainments
3 : lycée

Examples of lyceum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Chandor Gardens Foundation envisions a lyceum, restaurant, classrooms, and amphitheater for the property. Star-telegram, star-telegram.com, "Parker County Commissioners recognize Parker County Historical Commission winning 2016 Distinguished Service Award," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of lyceum

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lyceum

Latin Lyceum, gymnasium near Athens where Aristotle taught, from Greek Lykeion, from neuter of lykeios, epithet of Apollo

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“Lyceum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyceum. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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