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Definitions of lesson

  1. punishment intended as a warning to others; " they decided to make an example of him"
  2. a task assigned for individual study; " he did the lesson for today"
  3. a unit of instruction; " he took driving lessons"
  4. the significance of a story or event; " the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
  5. Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.
  6. That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a lesson in drawing.
  7. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
  8. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
  9. An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
  10. To teach; to instruct.
  11. That which a pupil learns, or repeats, or does for a teacher; instruction given at one time; that which is learned or taught; a portion of scripture read at a church service.
  12. A portion of Scripture read in divine service: that which a pupil learns at a time: a precept or doctrine inculcated: instruction derived from experience: severe lecture.
  13. Portion of a book to be read or learned; instruction; reproof.
  14. An exercise to be learned by a pupil; instruction; reproof; portion of Scripture.
  15. As much as a pupil learns or is taught at one time; anything learned or that may be learned; a portion of Scripture read in divine service; precept; reproof.
  16. That which a pupil learns, repeats, or does at one time; a portion of Scripture read at divine service; reproof; instruction derived from experience.
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Usage examples for lesson

  1. This time we'll hit hard enough to teach 'em a lesson that will stick awhile." – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. He will be able to read his lesson to Oliver when he comes home. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. I hope, Simpkins, he said, that this will be a lesson to you. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  4. There are times when we get a lesson from without,- there are others when it must come from within; and Mr. Rollo, who had given the first, was now to see his work finished by the second. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  5. And then we'll teach him a good lesson – The Tale of Billy Woodchuck by Arthur Scott Bailey
  6. This ought to be a lesson to you. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  7. I am going to do to- morrow's lesson in afternoon study hour. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  8. I have learned the one bitter lesson of the times. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  9. Where did you learn this lesson – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  10. I have learned my lesson believe me, and I'm no longer a 'gudgeon. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  11. Will you let me give you a lesson – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  12. We will give him a lesson – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  13. Young Van, as the boys called him, had had his lesson – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  14. I'll give you a lesson – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  15. And here is the lesson for us. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  16. Now I will give you a lesson – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  17. How long does the lesson last? – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  18. " We will have another skating lesson to- morrow," he said. – Daddy Takes Us Skating by Howard R. Garis
  19. This lesson then, will help each of you to win, none of you to lose. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  20. One day is lesson day; the next is play day. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard
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