[ UK /lˈɛkt‍ʃɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɛktʃɝ/ ]
  1. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
  2. a speech that is open to the public
    he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  3. a lengthy rebuke
    a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    the teacher gave him a talking to
  1. deliver a lecture or talk
    Did you ever lecture at Harvard?
    She will talk at Rutgers next week
  2. censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
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How To Use lecture In A Sentence

  • A pause in lecturing, consequent upon our mid-year examinations having begun, has given me a little respite, and I am paying a three days 'visit upon an old friend here, meaning to leave for New York to-morrow, where I have a couple of lectures to give. Familiar Letters of William James II
  • I have typed out some lecture notes for the benefit of those people who were absent last week.
  • Along the way, I must qualify extreme principles in various ways and then challenge my students with examinations and term paper reports about my lectures.
  • Cholesterol, Windaus "habilitated" as lecturer in 1903. Adolf Windaus - Biography
  • I was standing in some kind of wooded area and looking around Probably trying to find any distraction to keep me from going for my lecture and I did eventually find that tap-dancing squirrel but that's a story for another post and then somehow bits and pieces began to hit me. Archive 2005-02-01
  • Web browsing by university students on laptops was monitored during 15 lectures. The Sun
  • The whole lecture has a morally subversive ring, and the savour of antinomianism about it.
  • We were lectured by numerous academic doctors, usually wearing scruffy sports jackets or ill-fitting white coats. Times, Sunday Times
  • This was the most serious that I've ever seen Darius, even more serious then the lecture on birds and bees.
  • She told me about the lecture and all the satanic messages in rock music. Christianity Today
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