lecture definition

  • noun:
    • An exposition of a given topic delivered before an audience or a course, as for the reason for training.
    • An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand.
    • A spoken tutorial or exposition, typically sent to group.
    • A berating or scolding.
    • The work of reading.
    • A discourse on any subject; particularly, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; occasionally, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
    • A reprimand or formal reproof in one having authority.
    • A rehearsal of a lesson.
    • The act of reading; reading.
    • A discourse, particularly a written discourse, of ideal size for one reading; a disquisition pronounced or read, or written as though to-be read, before an audience; especially, an official or methodical discourse meant for instruction: because, a lecture on morals; the Bampton lectures.
    • A religious discourse of an expository nature, typically centered on a prolonged passage of Scripture; a discourse less methodical and much more discursive than a sermon.
    • A reprimand, as from an excellent; a formal reproof.
    • A professorial or tutorial disquisition.
    • A lectureship.
    • teaching by providing a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
    • a speech that is available to the public
    • a lengthy rebuke
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To deliver a lecture or a number of lectures.
    • To deliver a lecture or lectures.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide a lecture to (a course or an audience).
    • To admonish or reprove earnestly, usually at size: always lecturing me about my ways.
    • to learn or deliver a lecture to.
    • To reprove officially in accordance with expert.
  • verb:
    • to show, giving a speech on confirmed subject.
    • To berate, to scold.
    • censure seriously or angrily
    • deliver a lecture or chat
  • others:
    • to teach by dental discourse.
    • To talk to or target dogmatically or authoritatively; reprimand; reprove: since, to lecture one for his faults.
    • To affect through a lecture or formal reprimand: since, he had been lectured into performing their duty.
    • To read or provide a formal discourse; provide training by oral discourse: since, to lecture on geometry or on biochemistry.

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