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.

Quotes of lesson

  1. Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. – Aristophanes
  2. In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson – Tom Bodett
  3. And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth. – Steve Case
  4. Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till he is weary, but a little at a time and often. – William Cavendish
  5. Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson – Roger Craig
  6. The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse -tung and Mother Theresa- not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is 'you're going to make choices; you're going to challenge; you're going to say why not; you're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. – Anita Dunn
  7. The things I learned from the army- and I think it was a lesson for life- was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility. – Oded Fehr
  8. We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all. – John Hope Franklin
  9. The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them. – J. William Fulbright
  10. The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. – Eric Johnston
  11. The biggest lesson I've learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication. – Hidetoshi Nakata
  12. The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office- that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault. – Sarah Palin
  13. A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. – Dan Rather
  14. The lesson that any thinking person draws from the Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions, run for your lawyer and don't say a word. Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK. – Allan Sloan
  15. Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education. – Lawrence Welk

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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