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Definitions of lecture

  1. To read or deliver a lecture to. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To reprove formally and with authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To rebuke formally. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To instruct by discourses: to instruct authoritatively: to reprove. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To deliver a lecture or lectures. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To deliver a formal talk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To give a lecture or lectures. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To deliver a lecture to: reprove. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To deliver a lecture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To instruct by discourses; to reprimand; to teach by instruction and reproof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To instruct formally or dogmatically; to instruct by formal discourse or explanation, as an audience or a class of students; to reprove. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A rehearsal of a lesson. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A formal talk on any subject; a lengthy reproof. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Lecturer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A discourse on any subject: a formal reproof. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A discourse; reading; formal reproof. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A discourse; formal reproof. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A discourse of a methodical nature on any subject; a reading with a tutor; an exposition; a reprimand; a formal reproof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A discourse read on any subject; a formal discourse intended to instruct; a formal reproof; pedantic discourse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lecture

  1. Tom did not think that the world was using him well of late; bad luck had pursued him, in cards and other things, and despite his assumption of humility, Carteret's lecture had left him in an ugly mood. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  2. Palmer did not complete his lecture – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
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