Here’s your Word of the Day! 🙂
[ lahy-SEE-uhm ]
Definition: an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
a building for such activities.
(initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens.
No wonder I was desirous of knowing, long before the opportunity was afforded me, how far these valuable purposes were accomplished by the frequenters of Mrs. Carter’s lyceum.
– Charles Brockden Brown, Alcuin , 1798
I don’t recall the surname. We’d just been to the Lyceum to see Sarah Bernhardt onstage.
– Johanna Moran, The Wives of Henry Oades , 2010