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  Definition of Lecture
  1. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
  2. a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father''s idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
  3. a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  4. 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"
  5. deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Similar Words: lecturing, speech, talking to, public lecture, talk, call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

 

Hyponyms: talk, sermon, preaching, curtain lecture, chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down, preach, prophesy

 

Part Meronyms: course, course of study, course of instruction, class

 

Derivational Morphology: talk, speechify, call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, reproval, reprehension, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker, public lecture, speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser, lecturing, lector, lecturer, reader

 

Anagrams: culture, clutter

 

 
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