[lahy-see-uh m] /laɪˈsi əm/
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.
noun (now chiefly in the names of buildings)
a public building for concerts, lectures, etc
(US) a cultural organization responsible for presenting concerts, lectures, etc
another word for lycée
noun the Lyceum
a school and sports ground of ancient Athens: site of Aristotle’s discussions with his pupils
the Aristotelian school of philosophy
1580s, Latin form of Greek lykeion, name of a grove or garden with covered walks near Athens where Aristotle taught, from neuter of Lykeios “wolf-slayer,” an epithet of Apollo, whose temple was nearby, from lykos “wolf.” Hence lycée, name given in France to state-run secondary schools. In England, early 19c., lyceum was the name taken by a number of literary societies; in U.S., after c.1820, it was the name of institutes that sponsored popular lectures in science and literature.
[lich] /lɪtʃ/ noun 1. British Obsolete. . [lich] /lɪtʃ/ noun, British Obsolete. 1. the body; the trunk. 2. a dead body; corpse. n. also litch, lych, “body, corpse,” southern England dialectal survival of Old English lic “body, dead body, corpse,” cognate with Old Frisian lik, Dutch lijk, Old High German lih, German leiche “dead body,” […]
[lee-chee] /ˈli tʃi/ noun, plural litchis. 1. the fruit of a Chinese tree, Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family, consisting of a thin, brittle shell enclosing a sweet, jellylike pulp and a single seed. 2. the tree itself. /ˌlaɪˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a variant spelling of litchi /ˌlaɪˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is set down during a burial service to await the coming of the clergyman. /lɪtʃ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of lych gate /lɪtʃ/ noun 1. a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used during funerals as a temporary shelter […]
[lik-nis] /ˈlɪk nɪs/ noun 1. any showy-flowered plant belonging to the genus Lychnis, of the pink family. /ˈlɪknɪs/ noun 1. any caryophyllaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, having red, pink, or white five-petalled flowers See also ragged robin