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Definition of "lecture" []

  • An exposition of a given subject delivered before an audience or a class, as for the purpose of instruction. (noun)
  • An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand. (noun)
  • To deliver a lecture or series of lectures. (verb-intransitive)
  • To deliver a lecture to (a class or an audience). (verb-transitive)
  • To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length: always lecturing me about my manners. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lecture" in a sentence
  • "The lecture was thought to 'break down,' and indeed it quite did '_as a lecture_'; but only did from _embarras de richesses_ -- a rare case."
  • "From the students 'point of view (and let's face it, they're the customers!), the lecture is the least interactive part of a learning experience; the assignments/homework are the most interactive."
  • "When one takes into consideration all of the above eyewitness accounts of statements made by Prof. Pianka then it becomes apparent that Forrest Mims did not misrepresent what Prof. Pianka said during his March 3, 2006 lecture, and that Forrest Mims's account of the lecture is accurate."