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LECTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lecture mean? 

LECTURE (noun)
  The noun LECTURE has 3 senses:

1. a speech that is open to the public
2. a lengthy rebuke
3. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

  Familiarity information: LECTURE used as a noun is uncommon.


LECTURE (verb)
  The verb LECTURE has 2 senses:

1. deliver a lecture or talk
2. censure severely or angrily

  Familiarity information: LECTURE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LECTURE (noun)


Sense 1lecture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A speech that is open to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lecture; public lecture; talk

Context example:

he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Hypernyms ("lecture" is a kind of...):

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)


Sense 2lecture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lengthy rebuke

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

talking to; lecture; speech

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("lecture" is a kind of...):

rebuke; reprehension; reprimand; reproof; reproval (an act or expression of criticism and censure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lecture"):

preaching; sermon (a moralistic rebuke)

curtain lecture (a private lecture to a husband by his wife)


Sense 3lecture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lecturing; lecture

Hypernyms ("lecture" is a kind of...):

instruction; pedagogy; teaching (the profession of a teacher)

Meronyms (parts of "lecture"):

lecture demonstration (presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lecture"):

talk (the act of giving a talk to an audience)

Holonyms ("lecture" is a part of...):

class; course; course of instruction; course of study (education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings)


LECTURE (verb)


Sense 1lecture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver a lecture or talk

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

lecture; talk

Context examples:

She will talk at Rutgers next week / Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

Hypernyms (to "lecture" is one way to...):

instruct; learn; teach (impart skills or knowledge to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lecture"):

preach; prophesy (deliver a sermon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something ----s to somebody
Somebody ----s on something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue lecture


Sense 2lecture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Censure severely or angrily

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

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

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "lecture" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lecture"):

castigate; chasten; chastise; correct; objurgate (censure severely)

brush down; tell off (reprimand)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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