Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, late 16th century
The garden at Athens in which Aristotle taught philosophy.
(U.S. archaic) A literary institution, lecture hall, or teaching place.
Examples of Lyceum in a sentence
"Sandra found she really learned the most from the lyceum lectures."
"Rick preferred the lyceum structure over online classes. "
Popularity Over Time
This word came about via Latin from the Greek “Lukeion,” the neuter of “Lukeios.”
Did you Know?
A number of literary societies in late 18th-century France and early 19th-century England named their literary societies lyceums as a nod to their place in academia during ancient times.