object lesson

object lesson
noun Date: 1831 something that serves as a practical example of a principle or abstract idea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Object lesson — Object Ob ject ([o^]b j[e^]kt), n. [L. objectus. See {Object}, v. t.] 1. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible and persists for an appreciable time; as, he observed an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • object lesson — An object lesson serves as a warning to others. (In some varieties of English abject lesson is used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • object lesson — object lessons N COUNT: oft N on/in n If you describe an action, event, or situation as an object lesson, you think that it demonstrates the correct way to do something, or that it demonstrates the truth of a particular principle. It was an… …   English dictionary

  • object-lesson — see under object n. 10 …   Useful english dictionary

  • object lesson — index admonition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • object lesson — ► NOUN ▪ a striking practical example of a principle or ideal …   English terms dictionary

  • object lesson — n. an actual or practical demonstration or exemplification of some principle …   English World dictionary

  • object lesson — noun punishment intended as a warning to others they decided to make an example of him • Syn: ↑example, ↑deterrent example, ↑lesson • Derivationally related forms: ↑exemplary (for: ↑exampl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Object lesson — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Object lesson (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on object lesson instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/object lesson …   Wikipedia

  • object lesson — UK [ˈɒbdʒekt ˌles(ə)n] / US [ˈɑbdʒekt ˌles(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms object lesson : singular object lesson plural object lessons an event or situation that is a very good example of a particular principle or of how something should be… …   English dictionary

  • object lesson — noun a) a lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus Let that be an object lesson to him. b) an example that typifies a principle …   Wiktionary

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