What does the word lyceum mean?

Usage examples for lyceum

  1. Is there a lyceum lecturer in the country who is above manoeuvring for the applause of his audience? – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. Immediately my mind flew to Hyde Park Corner, and then to the Lyceum stage with Irving in " The Bells." – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  3. A prospectus now before us sets forth in detail a very comprehensive scheme for this Museum or Lyceum, which embraced also a picture gallery, " for subjects connected with Science and Portraits of individuals," and did not omit " Indian antiquities, arms, dresses, utensils, and whatever might illustrate and make permanent all that we can know of the Aborigines of this great Continent, a people who are rapidly passing away and becoming as though they had never been." – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding