Definition of Lecture

1. Noun. A speech that is open to the public. "He attended a lecture on telecommunications"

Exact synonyms: Public Lecture, Talk
Generic synonyms: Address, Speech
Derivative terms: Lectureship, Talk



2. Verb. Deliver a lecture or talk. "Sam and Sue lecture"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Exact synonyms: Talk
Specialized synonyms: Preach, Prophesy
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Lecturer, Lecturer, Talk, Talker

3. Noun. A lengthy rebuke. "The teacher gave him a talking to"
Exact synonyms: Speech, Talking To
Generic synonyms: Rebuke, Reprehension, Reprimand, Reproof, Reproval
Specialized synonyms: Preaching, Sermon, Curtain Lecture
Derivative terms: Speechify

4. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot lecture Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

5. Noun. Teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class).
Exact synonyms: Lecturing
Group relationships: Class, Course, Course Of Instruction, Course Of Study
Generic synonyms: Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Terms within: Lecture Demonstration
Specialized synonyms: Talk
Derivative terms: Lectureship

Definition of Lecture

1. n. The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.

2. v. t. To read or deliver a lecture to.

3. v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures.

Definition of Lecture

1. Noun. A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to group. ¹

2. Noun. A berating or scolding. ¹

3. Verb. To teach, by giving a speech on a given topic. ¹

4. Verb. To berate, to scold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lecture

1. to expound on a specific subject [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lecture

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Literary usage of Lecture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lancet (1898)
"BID WELL, Mr. LA : — A lecture on Moveable Kidney and its Treat ment, delivered at the West London Hospital, 1041 BRADFORD, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"I shall not discuss the efficiency of the lecture system as compared with other systems of teaching a science, since there can be little doubt but that ..."

3. American Journal of Education (1862)
"lecture 1. — Classification and nomenclature of the various matters which ... lecture G. — Description and importance of the other parts of the horse. ..."

4. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1905)
"In this lecture we must revert to description again, and finish our picture ... Then, in a final lecture, we shall be free to make a general review and draw ..."

5. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"... V_> but to lecture a few nights in London before starting. ... to tarry yet another week in England and deliver a lecture upon this absorbing subject. ..."

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