Lesson

Definition of Lesson

Les´son   Pronunciation: lĕs´s'n
n.1.Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.
2.That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a lesson in drawing.
Emprinteth well this lesson in your mind.
- Chaucer.
3.A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
4.A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
She would give her a lesson for walking so late.
- Sir. P. Sidney.
5.(Mus.) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
v. t.1.To teach; to instruct.
[imp. & p. p. Lessoned (-s'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lessoning.]
To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad,
Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad.
- Byron.

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admonish, admonishment, admonition, alarm, call down, castigation, caution, caveat, chalk talk, chastening, chastisement, chide, chiding, correction, deterrent, deterrent example, discouragement, discourse, disquisition, drill, example, exemplar, exposition, final notice, final warning, guide, harangue, hint, homework, homily, instruction, lecture, lecture-demonstration, maxim, message, model, monition, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, notice, notification, object lesson, objurgation, paragon, practice, preachment, precept, punishment, rating, reading, rebuke, recital, recitation, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, schooling, scolding, sermon, set task, skull session, spanking, study, talk, task, teaching, threat, tick off, tip-off, tutoring, ultimatum, upbraiding, verbum sapienti, warning, warning piece
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