HyperDic: lecture

English > 5 senses of the word lecture:
NOUNcommunicationlecture, public lecture, talka speech that is open to the public
communicationlecture, speech, talking toa lengthy rebuke
actlecture, lecturingteaching by giving a discourse on some subject / subject (typically to a class)
VERBcommunicationlecture, talkdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
communicationlecture, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
lecture > pronunciation
Soundsleh'kcher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > lecture: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA speech that is open to the public.
Example"he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
Synonymspublic lecture, talk
Broaderaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
Spanishcharla, conferencia, lectura, lectura pública
Catalanconferència, lectura pública, xerrada
Nounslectureshipthe post of lecturer
Verbslecturedeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
English > lecture: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA lengthy rebuke.
Example"a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"
Synonymsspeech, talking to
Narrowercurtain lectureA private lecture to a husband by his wife
sermon, preachingA moralistic rebuke
Broaderrebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandAn act or expression of criticism and censure
Spanishcharla, discurso, sermón
Catalandiscurs, sermó
Verbslecturecensure severely or angrily
English > lecture: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningteaching by giving a discourse on some subject / subject (typically to a class).
Synonymlecturing
Part ofcourse, course of study, course of instruction, classeducation imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
Partslecture demonstrationpresentation of an example of what the lecturer / lecturer is discoursing / discoursing about
NarrowertalkThe act of giving a talk to an audience
Broaderteaching, instruction, pedagogyThe profession of a teacher
Spanishclase, conferencia, presentación oral
Catalanclasse, conferència
Nounslectureshipthe post of lecturer
Verbslecturedeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
English > lecture: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something ----s to somebody; Somebody ----s on something
ModelSam and Sue lecture
Example "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Synonymtalk
Narrowerpreach, prophesydeliver a sermon
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Spanishconferenciar, dialogar, hablar, perorar
Catalanconversar, dialogar, parlar, perorar, xerrar
Nounslectureteaching by giving a discourse on some subject / subject (typically to a class)
lecturea speech that is open to the public
lecturersomeone who lectures professionally
lecturera public lecturer at certain universities / universities
English > lecture: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcensure severely or angrily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
Narrowerchastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctcensure severely
tell off, brush downreprimand
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre
Nounslecturea lengthy rebuke

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