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lecture

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noun lec·ture \ˈlek-chər, -shər\

Simple Definition of lecture

  • : a talk or speech given to a group of people to teach them about a particular subject

  • : a talk that criticizes someone's behavior in an angry or serious way

Full Definition of lecture

  1. 1 :  a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction

  2. 2 :  a formal reproof

lec·ture·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of lecture

  1. She's planning to give a series of lectures on modern art.

  2. Several hundred people are expected to attend the lecture.

  3. I came home late and got a lecture from my parents.

  4. I gave her a lecture about doing better in school.



Origin of lecture

Middle English, act of reading, from Late Latin lectura, from Latin lectus, past participle of legere


First Known Use: 15th century


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lecture

verb lec·ture

Simple Definition of lecture

  • : to give a talk or a series of talks to a group of people to teach them about a particular subject

  • : to talk to (someone) in an angry or serious way

Full Definition of lecture

lec·turedlec·tur·ing play \ˈlek-chə-riŋ, ˈlek-shriŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to deliver a lecture or a course of lectures

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to deliver a lecture to

  5. 2 :  to reprove formally

lec·tur·er play \-chər-ər, -shrər\ noun

Examples of lecture

  1. She lectures in art at the local college.

  2. They lectured their children about the importance of honesty.

  3. I lectured her about doing better in school.



Circa 1590

First Known Use of lecture

circa 1590




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