Definitions for lecture

Definitions for (noun) lecture

Main entry: lecture, lecturing

Definition: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

Main entry: speech, talking to, lecture

Definition: a lengthy rebuke

Usage: a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline; the teacher gave him a talking to

Main entry: lecture, talk, public lecture

Definition: a speech that is open to the public

Usage: he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Definitions for (verb) lecture

Main entry: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Main entry: talk, lecture

Definition: deliver a lecture or talk

Usage: She will talk at Rutgers next week; Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

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