• (British) IPA: /ˈlɛk.t͡ʃə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɛk.t͡ʃɚ/

lecture (plural lectures)

  1. 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.
  2. A berating or scolding.
    I really don't want you to give me a lecture about my bad eating habits.
  3. (obsolete) The act of reading.
    the lecture of Holy Scripture
Translations Verb

lecture (lectures, present participle lecturing; past and past participle lectured)

  1. (ambitransitive) To teach (somebody) by giving a speech on a given topic.
    The professor lectured to two classes this morning.
  2. (transitive) To preach, to berate, to scold.
    Emily's father lectured her about the importance of being home before midnight.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: donner une conférence, donner un cours magistral
  • Italian: insegnare
  • Russian: чита́ть лекция

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