See also: Lyceum
lyceum (plural lyceums)
- A public hall designed for lectures or concerts.
- (US) A school at a stage between elementary school and college.
- An association for literary improvement.
- public hall
- 1854, Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle
- At a lyceum, not long since, I felt that the lecturer had chosen a theme too foreign to himself, and so failed to interest me as much as he might have done.
- 1875, Henry James, Roderick Hudson, New York Edition 1909, hardcover, page 414
- In the autumn he was to return home; his family - composed, as Rowland knew, of a father, who was a cashier in a bank, and five unmarried sisters, one of whom gave lyceum lectures on woman's rights, the whole resident at Buffalo, N.Y. - had been writing him peremptory letters and appealing to him as son, brother and fellow-citizen.
a public hall designed for lectures or concerts