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NOUN (3)

1. a speech that is open to the public;
- Example: "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
[syn: lecture, public lecture, talk]

2. a lengthy rebuke;
- Example: "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"
- Example: "the teacher gave him a talking to"
[syn: lecture, speech, talking to]

3. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class);
[syn: lecture, lecturing]


VERB (2)

1. deliver a lecture or talk;
- Example: "She will talk at Rutgers next week"
- Example: "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
[syn: lecture, talk]

2. censure severely or angrily;
- Example: "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"
- Example: "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"
- Example: "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
[syn: call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Lecture \Lec"ture\, v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lecture n 1: a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications" [syn: lecture, public lecture, talk] 2: a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to" [syn: lecture, speech, talking to] 3: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class) [syn: lecture, lecturing] v 1: deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: lecture, talk] 2: 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" [syn: call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

109 Moby Thesaurus words for "lecture": 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, criticism, declaim, declamation, deliver a lecture, diatribe, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, dress down, dressing-down, exercise, explain, exposit, exposition, expound, fulminate against, harangue, have words with, hold forth, homework, homily, instruction, lecture-demonstration, lesson, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, moralize, object lesson, objurgate, objurgation, orate, paper, philippic, point a moral, pontificate, preach, preachification, preachify, preaching, preachment, prelect, prelection, rail at, rate, rating, read a lesson, read a sermon, rebuke, recital, recitation, religious discourse, remonstration, reprehend, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, reprove, scold, scolding, screed, sermon, sermonette, sermonize, set down, set straight, set task, skull session, spank, spanking, speech, straighten out, take down, take to task, talk, task, teaching, tell off, tongue-lash, tongue-lashing, travelogue, treatise, upbraid, upbraiding, warn, wig