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Definitions of lecture

  1. deliver a lecture or talk; " She will talk at Rutgers next week"; " Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
  2. a lengthy rebuke; " a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; " the teacher gave him a talking to"
  3. a speech that is open to the public; " he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  4. The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.
  5. A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
  6. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
  7. A rehearsal of a lesson.
  8. To read or deliver a lecture to.
  9. To reprove formally and with authority.
  10. To deliver a lecture or lectures.
  11. A formal talk on any subject; a lengthy reproof.
  12. To deliver a formal talk.
  13. To rebuke formally.
  14. Lecturer.
  15. A discourse on any subject: a formal reproof.
  16. To instruct by discourses: to instruct authoritatively: to reprove.
  17. To give a lecture or lectures.
  18. A discourse; reading; formal reproof.
  19. To deliver a lecture to: reprove.
  20. To deliver a lecture.
  21. A discourse; formal reproof.
  22. A discourse of a methodical nature on any subject; a reading with a tutor; an exposition; a reprimand; a formal reproof.
  23. To instruct by discourses; to reprimand; to teach by instruction and reproof.
  24. A discourse read on any subject; a formal discourse intended to instruct; a formal reproof; pedantic discourse.
  25. To instruct formally or dogmatically; to instruct by formal discourse or explanation, as an audience or a class of students; to reprove.
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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
  3. This isn't a lecture, dear, he added, patting the brown head tenderly, simply a caution. – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  4. She was going to her French lecture and was standing patiently by the lecture- room door, which had not yet been opened. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  5. After that I shall lecture. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  6. " So fond of lecture as he is, too, poor fellow," put in Tom. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  7. The Lecture was delivered in April. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  8. After the lecture, he remarked to a friend of mine, " I think that was the worst lecture I ever gave." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  9. Father said if I saw you I was to say that he has to call on the Duke this afternoon, and, if you liked, he would explain about your lecture last night, and try and get the village hall for you for nothing. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. I won't lecture you. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. " Yesterday I was at my lecture," he answered. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  12. If they did, they would never lecture women so much about it. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  13. We had a conversation together, she and I. At first she took me for that fool Studnecka; then she guessed who I was, and read me such a lecture! – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  14. I thought his lecture good, though there was something forced about it. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  15. Beth felt it her duty to lecture him a bit. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  16. See what a lecture I am giving you- and all that you may not go on staying in Nizhni. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  17. As soon as they had finished eating, some of the men began to make remarks about the lecture, but Owen only laughed and went on reading the piece of newspaper that his dinner had been wrapped in. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  18. How far had you got with your lecture, Des Hermies? – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
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