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lec·ture

 (lĕk′chər)
n.
1. An exposition of a given subject delivered before an audience or class, as for the purpose of instruction.
2. An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand.
v. lec·tured, lec·tur·ing, lec·tures
v.intr.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
v.tr.
1. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
2. To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length: always lecturing me about my manners.

[Middle English, a reading, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lēctūra, from Latin lēctus, past participle of legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

lecture

(ˈlɛktʃə)
n
1. (Education) a discourse on a particular subject given or read to an audience
2. (Education) the text of such a discourse
3. (Education) a method of teaching by formal discourse
4. a lengthy reprimand or scolding
vb
5. (Education) to give or read a lecture (to an audience or class)
6. (tr) to reprimand at length
[C14: from Medieval Latin lectūra reading, from legere to read]

lec•ture

(ˈlɛk tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. a discourse read or delivered before an audience or class, esp. for instruction: a lecture on modern art.
2. a long speech of warning or reproof as to conduct.
v.i.
3. to give a lecture or series of lectures: She spent the year lecturing to student groups.
v.t.
4. to deliver a lecture to or before.
5. to rebuke or reprimand at some length.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lēctūra a reading]
lec′tur•er, n.

lecture


Past participle: lectured
Gerund: lecturing

Imperative
lecture
lecture
Present
I lecture
you lecture
he/she/it lectures
we lecture
you lecture
they lecture
Preterite
I lectured
you lectured
he/she/it lectured
we lectured
you lectured
they lectured
Present Continuous
I am lecturing
you are lecturing
he/she/it is lecturing
we are lecturing
you are lecturing
they are lecturing
Present Perfect
I have lectured
you have lectured
he/she/it has lectured
we have lectured
you have lectured
they have lectured
Past Continuous
I was lecturing
you were lecturing
he/she/it was lecturing
we were lecturing
you were lecturing
they were lecturing
Past Perfect
I had lectured
you had lectured
he/she/it had lectured
we had lectured
you had lectured
they had lectured
Future
I will lecture
you will lecture
he/she/it will lecture
we will lecture
you will lecture
they will lecture
Future Perfect
I will have lectured
you will have lectured
he/she/it will have lectured
we will have lectured
you will have lectured
they will have lectured
Future Continuous
I will be lecturing
you will be lecturing
he/she/it will be lecturing
we will be lecturing
you will be lecturing
they will be lecturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lecturing
you have been lecturing
he/she/it has been lecturing
we have been lecturing
you have been lecturing
they have been lecturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lecturing
you will have been lecturing
he/she/it will have been lecturing
we will have been lecturing
you will have been lecturing
they will have been lecturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lecturing
you had been lecturing
he/she/it had been lecturing
we had been lecturing
you had been lecturing
they had been lecturing
Conditional
I would lecture
you would lecture
he/she/it would lecture
we would lecture
you would lecture
they would lecture
Past Conditional
I would have lectured
you would have lectured
he/she/it would have lectured
we would have lectured
you would have lectured
they would have lectured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lecture - a speech that is open to the publiclecture - a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
2.lecture - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
preaching, sermon - a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
curtain lecture - a private lecture to a husband by his wife
3.lecture - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)lecture - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
lecture demonstration - presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
talk - the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
Verb1.lecture - deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
preach, prophesy - deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
2.lecture - censure severely or angrilylecture - censure severely or angrily; "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"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

lecture

noun
1. talk, address, speech, lesson, instruction, presentation, discourse, sermon, exposition, harangue, oration, disquisition In his lecture he covered an enormous variety of topics.
2. telling-off (informal), rebuke, reprimand, talking-to (informal), heat (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), going-over (informal), wigging (Brit. slang), censure, scolding, chiding, dressing-down (informal), reproof, castigation Our captain gave us a stern lecture on safety.
verb
1. talk, speak, teach, address, discourse, spout, expound, harangue, give a talk, hold forth, expatiate She has lectured and taught all over the world.
2. tell off (informal), berate, scold, reprimand, carpet (informal), censure, castigate, chide, admonish, tear into (informal), read the riot act, reprove, bawl out (informal), chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear (someone) off a strip (Brit. informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), give someone a talking-to (informal), give someone a dressing-down (informal), give someone a telling-off (informal) He used to lecture me about getting too much sun.

lecture

noun
A usually formal oral communication to an audience:
verb
To talk to an audience formally:
Archaic: bespeak.
Translations
تَوْبيخ، تأنيبمُحَاضَرَةٌمُحاضَرَهيُحَاضِرُيُقَدِّمُ مُحاضَرَه
лекция
přednášetpřednáškadomluva
forelæseforelæsningirettesættemoralprædiken=-forelæsning
سخنرانی
luennoidaluentoläksyttää
predavanjepredavati
előadás
fyrirlesturhalda fyrirlestur, predika yfirskammarræîa
講義講義をする
강의강의하다
lektoriusskaityti paskaitą
lasīt lekcijulasīt morālilekcijamoralizēšana
prednášať
predavanjepredavati
föreläsningföreläsa
การบรรยายบรรยาย
dersders vermekkonferans çekmekonferans vermekazarlama
bài giảnggiảng bài

lecture

[ˈlektʃəʳ]
A. N
1. (Univ) → clase f; (by visitor) → conferencia f; (less formal) → charla f
to attend lectures ondar or recibir clases de, seguir un curso sobre or de
to give a lecturedar una conferencia; (less formal) → dar una charla
2. (fig) → sermón m
I gave him a lecture on good mannersle eché un sermón sobre buenos modales
B. VI to lecture (in or on sth)dar clases (de algo)
she lectures in Lawda clases de derecho
he lectures at Princetones profesor en Princeton
C. VT (= scold) → sermonear
D. CPD lecture hall N (Univ) → aula f; (gen) → sala f de conferencias
lecture notes NPLapuntes mpl de clase
lecture room, lecture theatre N = lecture hall

lecture

[ˈlɛktʃər]
n
(in university)cours m magistral, cours m
to give a lecture on sth → donner un cours sur qch
(= public talk) → conférence f
to give a lecture on sth → donner une conférence sur qch
(= reproach) to give sb a lecture → faire la leçon à qn
to give sb a lecture on sth, to give sb a lecture about sth → faire la leçon à qn sur qch
Our captain gave us a stern lecture on safety → Notre capitaine nous a sévèrement fait la leçon sur la sécurité.
vi [university lecturer] → enseigner; [public speaker] → donner une conférence
She lectures at the technical college → Elle enseigne au collège technique.
He's lecturing at 10 this morning
BUT Il donne un cours à 10 heures ce matin.
to lecture on sth (= teach a subject at university) → enseigner qch (= give public lecture) → donner une conférence sur qch
He lectures on Economic History at the University → Il enseigne l'histoire économique à l'université.
vt
(= reprove) → faire la leçon à, sermonner
He's always lecturing us → Il n'arrête pas de nous faire la leçon.
to lecture sb on sth, to lecture sb about sth → faire la leçon à qn sur qch, sermonner qn sur qch
I had always been lectured about not talking with my mouth full → On m'avait toujours sermonné sur la nécessité de ne pas parler la bouche pleine., On m'avait toujours fait la leçon sur la nécessité de ne pas parler la bouche pleine.lecture hall n (gen)salle f de conférences; (in university)amphithéâtre m

lecture

n
Vortrag m; (Univ) → Vorlesung f; to give a lectureeinen Vortrag/eine Vorlesung halten (→ to für, on sth über etw acc); I asked for a short explanation and got a lectureich wollte nur eine kurze Erklärung und bekam einen Vortrag zu hören
(= scolding)(Straf)predigt f; to give somebody a lecturejdm eine Strafpredigt or Standpauke (inf)halten (about wegen)
vt
(= give a lecture) to lecture somebody on somethingjdm einen Vortrag/eine Vorlesung über etw (acc)halten; he lectures us in Frenchwir hören bei ihm (Vorlesungen in) Französisch
(= scold)tadeln, abkanzeln; to lecture somebodyjdm eine Strafpredigt halten (on wegen)
vieinen Vortrag halten; (Univ) (= give lecture)eine Vorlesung halten; (= give lecture course)lesen, Vorlesungen halten (→ on über +acc); he lectures in Englisher ist Dozent für Anglistik; he lectures on Victorian poetryer liest über viktorianische Dichtung; have you ever heard him lecture?hast du schon mal eine Vorlesung bei ihm gehört?; he lectures at Princetoner lehrt in Princeton; he lectures wellseine Vorlesungen sind gut

lecture

:
lecture course
nVorlesungs-/Vortragsreihe f
lecture hall
nHörsaal m
lecture notes
pl (professor’s) → Manuskript nt; (student’s) → Aufzeichnungen pl; (= handout)Vorlesungsskript nt

lecture

:
lecture theatre, (US) lecture theater
nHörsaal m
lecture tour

lecture

[ˈlɛktʃəʳ]
1. n
a. (Univ) → lezione f; (by visitor) → conferenza
to deliver or give a lecture on → tenere una conferenza or una lezione su
b. (reproof) → paternale f, sermone m
2. vi to lecture (in sth)essere professore incaricato (di qc)
to lecture (to sb on sth) (Univ) → fare lezione (a qn di qc) (visiting lecturer) → tenere una conferenza (a qn su qc)
3. vt (reprove) → rimproverare, fare una ramanzina a

lecture

(ˈlektʃə) noun
1. a formal talk given to students or other audiences. a history lecture.
2. a long and boring or irritating speech, warning or scolding. The teacher gave the children a lecture for running in the corridor.
verb
to give a lecture. He lectures on Roman Art; She lectured him on good behaviour.
ˈlecturer noun
a person who lectures, especially to students. He is a lecturer in the English department.

lecture

مُحَاضَرَةٌ, يُحَاضِرُ přednášet, přednáška forelæse, forelæsning Vortrag, vortragen διάλεξη, δίνω διάλεξη conferencia, dar una conferencia luennoida, luento cours, enseigner predavanje, predavati lezione, tenere conferenze 講義, 講義をする 강의, 강의하다 lezing, lezing geven forelese, forelesning wykład, wyłożyć dar uma palestra, palestra, palestrar лекция, читать лекцию föreläsa, föreläsning การบรรยาย, บรรยาย ders, ders vermek bài giảng, giảng bài 讲课

lecture

n. conferencia, disertación.
References in classic literature ?
Really, girls, you are both to be blamed," said Meg, beginning to lecture in her elder-sisterly fashion.
To Heyward this was a moment of feverish and impatient suspense; though the scout saw fit to select it as a fit occasion to read a lecture to his more youthful associates on the art of using firearms with discretion.
Hepzibah troubled her auditor, moreover, by innumerable sins of emphasis, which he seemed to detect, without any reference to the meaning; nor, in fact, did he appear to take much note of the sense of what she read, but evidently felt the tedium of the lecture, without harvesting its profit.
That was a lecture," he said with a laugh, "and yet I am only begun
Sometimes he would sit backward, with his face to the horse's tail and sides, and then, with a whoop and a somerset, come right side up in his place again, and, drawing on a grave face, begin to lecture Andy in high-sounding tones for laughing and playing the fool.
These extracts have been inserted since the lecture was read -HDT]
It was a good deal of a lecture, I thought, but it didn't disturb Sandy, didn't turn a feather; her steam soared steadily up again, the minute I took off the lid:
One lecture follows right on the heels of another, with very little time for the student to get out of one hall and into the next; but the industrious ones manage it by going on a trot.
Jour printer by trade; do a little in patent medi- cines; theater-actor -- tragedy, you know; take a turn to mesmerism and phrenology when there's a chance; teach singing-geography school for a change; sling a lecture sometimes -- oh, I do lots of things -- most anything that comes handy, so it ain't work.
During the first three hundred years after Columbus's discovery, there wasn't ever more than one good lecture audience of white people, all put together, in America - I mean the whole thing, British Possessions and all; in the beginning of our century there were only 6,000,000 or 7,000,000 - say seven; 12,000,000 or
She was so overcome by the splendor of his achieve- ment that she took him into the closet and selected a choice apple and delivered it to him, along with an improving lecture upon the added value and flavor a treat took to itself when it came without sin through virtuous effort.
Her gift o' gab is what's goin' to be the makin' of her; mebbe she'll lecture, or recite pieces, like that Portland elocutionist that come out here to the harvest supper.