lesson
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French leçon, from Late Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin, act of reading, from legere to read — more at legend Date: 13th century 1. a passage from sacred writings read in a service of worship 2. a. a piece of instruction b. a reading or exercise to be studied by a pupil c. a division of a course of instruction 3. a. something learned by study or experience <
his years of travel had taught him valuable lessons
>
b. an instructive example <
the lessons of history
>
c. reprimand II. transitive verb (lessoned; lessoning) Date: 1555 1. to give a lesson to ; instruct 2. lecture, rebuke

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  • Lesson — Les son (l[e^]s s n), n. [OE. lessoun, F. le[,c]on lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See {Legend}, and cf. {Lection}.] 1. Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesson — [les′ən] n. [ME lessoun < OFr leçon < L lectio, a reading, hence text, lesson < pp. of legere, to read: see LOGIC] 1. something to be learned; specif., a) an exercise or assignment that a student is to prepare or learn within a given… …   English World dictionary

  • Lesson — Les son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lessoned} ( s nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lessoning}.] To teach; to instruct. Shak. [1913 Webster] To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad, Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesson — [n1] information taught assignment, chalk talk*, class, coaching, drill, education, exercise, homework, instruction, lecture, period, practice, quiz, reading, recitation, schooling, study, task, teaching, test, tutoring; concepts 274,285,287… …   New thesaurus

  • Lesson — (spr. óng), René Primevère, Naturforscher, geb. 20. März 1794 in Rochefort, gest. daselbst 28. April 1849, begleitete 1822–25 den Kapitän Duperrey auf seiner Weltreise auf der Korvette La Coquille und wurde dann Professor der Botanik in Rochefort …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lesson — index caveat, correction (punishment), guidance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lesson — ● lesson Mot anglais signifiant leçon et désignant en Angleterre, aux XVIIe et XVIIIe s., une suite ou sonate pour un ou plusieurs instruments. (J. Dowland, T. Morley, H. Purcell et G. F. Händel sont les principaux auteurs de lessons.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lesson — (n.) early 13c., a reading aloud from the Bible, also something to be learned by a student, from O.Fr. leçon, from L. lectionem (nom. lectio) a reading, noun of action from pp. stem of legere to read (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Transferred… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lesson — (izg. lèsn) m DEFINICIJA 1. glazb. pov. instrumentalno djelo, posebno kompozicije za orgulje (u Engleskoj u 17. i 18. st.) 2. čitanje odlomaka iz svetih knjiga za vrijeme službe u crkvi ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • lesson — ► NOUN 1) a period of learning or teaching. 2) a thing learned. 3) a thing that serves as a warning or encouragement. 4) a passage from the Bible read aloud during a church service. ORIGIN Old French leçon, from Latin legere read …   English terms dictionary

  • Lesson — A lesson is a structured period of time where learning is intended to occur. It involves one or more students (also called pupils or learners in some circumstances) being taught by a teacher or instructor. A lesson may be either one section of a… …   Wikipedia

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