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Meaning of LECTURE

Pronunciation:  'lekchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
  2. [n]  a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
  3. [n]  a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  4. [v]  censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic
  5. [v]  deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"

LECTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecturing, public lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, speech, talk, talk, talking to, trounce
 See Also: address, brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, class, correct, course, course of instruction, course of study, criticise, criticize, curtain lecture, instruct, instruction, learn, lecture demonstration, objurgate, pedagogy, pick apart, preach, preaching, prophesy, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, sermon, talk, teach, teaching, tell off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lec"ture\ (-t[-u]r; 135), n. [F. lecture, LL. lectura,
    fr. L. legere, lectum, to read. See {Legend}.]
    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.
  2. \Lec"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lectured} (-t[-u]rd);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Lecturing}.]
    1. To read or deliver a lecture to.
    2. To reprove formally and with authority.
  3. \Lec"ture\, v. i.
    To deliver a lecture or lectures.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are giving a lecture, suggests that you are becoming somewhat of a bore. You may need to improve your communications skills. Alternatively, your dream may serve as a continuation of your intellectual thinking carried over from your waking hours.
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