- A house or apartment appropriated to instruction by lectures or disquisitions.
- An association for debate and literary improvement.
- Historical, United States: A higher school, in Europe, which prepares youths for the university.
- Historical: A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy.
From Ancient Greek Lúkeion (the name of a gymnasium near Athens where Aristotle established his school), from Lycian or “wolf-killer”.
- lyceum in Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, 1913.
- lyceum at Wiktionary
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