Lecture 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. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon. [1913 Webster]

3. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eng. Universities) A rehearsal of a lesson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Lecture — Lec ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lectured} ( t[ u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lecturing}.] 1. To read or deliver a lecture to. [1913 Webster] 2. To reprove formally and with authority. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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