Lecture

Definition of Lecture

Lec´ture   Pronunciation: ~tũrd
n.1.The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.
2.A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
3.A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
4.(Eng. Universities) A rehearsal of a lesson.
v. t.1.To read or deliver a lecture to.
[imp. & p. p. Lectured (-tũrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lecturing.]
2.To reprove formally and with authority.
v. i.1.To deliver a lecture or lectures.

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