lecture (plural lectures)
A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group.
- During class today the professor delivered an interesting lecture.
- 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
- French: conférence, cours magistral
- German: Vorlesung educational lecture at a university, Vortrag talk
- Italian: conferenza, lezione
- Portuguese: conferência, palestra
- Russian: ле́кция
- Spanish: conferencia talk, (colloquial) charla talk, clase educational lecture
lecture (lectures, present participle lecturing; past and past participle lectured)
(ambitransitive) 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.
- Emily's father lectured her about the importance of being home before midnight.
- See also Thesaurus:reprehend
- French: donner une conférence, donner un cours magistral
- Italian: insegnare
- Russian: чита́ть лекция
- French: gronder, faire la leçon
- Italian: sgridare, richiamare, fare la predica
- Russian: чита́ть нотация