lecture

  • 21 LECTURE — n. f. Action d’une personne qui lit à haute voix. Sa lecture est parfaite. Sa lecture est monotone. Il se dit le plus souvent de la Reproduction par la voix d’un texte écrit ou imprimé. On fit la lecture du contrat de mariage en présence de tous… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 22 lecture — noun 1 talk given to a group of people ADJECTIVE ▪ fascinating, interesting ▪ boring ▪ formal ▪ illustrated ▪ impromptu …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 23 Lecture — A lecture is an oral presentation intended to present information or teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. Lectures are used to convey critical information, history, background, theories and… …

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  • 24 lecture — I n. formal talk 1) to deliver, give a lecture 2) to attend; follow ( understand ) a lecture 3) a lecture about, on 4) at a lecture reprimand 5) to give smb. a lecture (about smt.) II v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to discuss formally ) to lecture about, on… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 25 lecture — lec|ture1 W3S3 [ˈlektʃə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Late Latin; Origin: lectura act of reading , from Latin legere to read ] 1.) a long talk on a particular subject that someone gives to a group of people, especially to students in a university… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 lecture — [[t]le̱ktʃə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ lectures, lecturing, lectured 1) N COUNT A lecture is a talk someone gives in order to teach people about a particular subject, usually at a university or college. ...a series of lectures by Professor Eric Robinson... In… …

    English dictionary

  • 27 lecture — I UK [ˈlektʃə(r)] / US [ˈlektʃər] noun [countable] Word forms lecture : singular lecture plural lectures ** 1) a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university The course will be taught through a… …

    English dictionary

  • 28 lecture — 01. Our chemistry [lecture] was so boring today that I fell asleep in class. 02. If I tell my dad I got drunk and was sick at the party, he ll just get angry and give me a [lecture] about it. 03. The professor [lectured] us on current trends in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 29 Lecture — Lektüre bezeichnet sowohl den Vorgang des Lesens, als auch das gelesene Objekt selbst, den Lesestoff. Eine Lektüre kann insofern aus jeder Art von geschriebenen Text bestehen. Insbesondere wird der Begriff auf klassische Printmedien, wie Bücher… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 30 lecture — lec|ture1 [ lektʃər ] noun count ** 1. ) a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university: The course will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars. lecture on: a lecture on Dickens give a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 31 lecture — {{11}}lecture (n.) late 14c., action of reading, that which is read, from M.L. lectura a reading, lecture, from L. lectus, pp. of legere to read, originally to gather, collect, pick out, choose (Cf. ELECTION (Cf. election)), from PIE *leg to pick …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 32 lecture — /ˈlɛktʃə / (say lekchuh) noun 1. a discourse read or delivered before an audience, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso. 2. a speech of warning or reproof as to conduct; a long, tedious reprimand: *The… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 33 lecture — 1 noun (C) 1 a long talk given to a group of people on a particular subject, especially as a method of teaching in universities (+ on/about): a lecture on medieval art | give a lecture: She s giving a series of lectures on molecular biology. 2 an …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 34 lecture*/ — [ˈlektʃə] noun [C] I 1) a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university a lecture on Dickens[/ex] Tomorrow she will be giving a lecture at London University.[/ex] 2) showing disapproval a long serious …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 35 lecture — /lek cheuhr/, n., v., lectured, lecturing. n. 1. a speech read or delivered before an audience or class, esp. for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso s paintings. 2. a speech of warning or reproof as to conduct; a long …

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  • 36 lecture — 1. noun 1) a lecture on children s literature Syn: speech, talk, address, discourse, disquisition, presentation, oration, lesson 2) Dave got a lecture about his daydreaming Syn: scolding, chiding, reprimand …

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  • 37 lecture — lec•ture [[t]ˈlɛk tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) a discourse read or delivered before an audience or class, esp. for instruction: a lecture on modern art[/ex] 2) a long speech of warning or reproof as to conduct 3) to give a lecture or series… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 38 lecture — n. & v. n. 1 a discourse giving information about a subject to a class or other audience. 2 a long serious speech esp. as a scolding or reprimand. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by on) deliver a lecture or lectures. 2 tr. talk seriously or reprovingly… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 39 lecture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, act of reading, from Late Latin lectura, from Latin lectus, past participle of legere Date: 15th century 1. a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction 2. a formal reproof •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 40 lecture — Synonyms and related words: address, admonish, admonishment, admonition, assignment, berate, berating, bring to book, call to account, castigation, censure, chalk talk, chastise, chastisement, chew out, chide, chiding, correct, correction,… …

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