lecture (plural lectures)
- A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
- During class today the professor delivered an interesting lecture.
- (by extension) a class that primarily consists of a (weekly or other regularly held) lecture (as in sense 1) [usually at college or university]
- We will not have lecture tomorrow.
- Lecture notes are online.
- A berating or scolding.
- I really don't want you to give me a lecture about my bad eating habits.
- (obsolete) The act of reading.
- the lecture of Holy Scripture
a spoken lesson
- (adj.): acroamatic
- (transitive, intransitive) To teach (somebody) by giving a speech on a given topic.
- The professor lectured to two classes this morning.
- (transitive) To preach, to berate, to scold.
- 2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18:
- The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.
- Emily's father lectured her about the importance of being home before midnight.
- See also Thesaurus:reprehend
to berate, to scold
- (adj.): acroamatic
lecture f (plural lectures)
- reading (act or process of reading, interpretation, material read, and some other senses)
- playback (the replaying of something previously recorded, especially sound or moving images)
- play (an instance of watching or listening to digital media)
- “lecture” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).