lecture

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
→↑speech lecture on/about
a lecture on medieval art
a series of lectures about the British legal system
give/deliver a lecture
He regularly gives lectures on modern French literature.
go to/attend a lecture
Very few students ever attended his lectures.
lecture hall/theatre/room
2.) an act of criticizing someone or warning them about something in a long, serious talk, in a way that they think is unfair or unnecessary
lecture on/about
My father caught me and gave me a long lecture about the dangers of drink.
lecture 2
lecture2 v
1.) [T]
to talk angrily or seriously to someone in order to criticize or warn them, in a way that they think is unfair or unnecessary
I wish you'd stop lecturing me!
lecture sb about/on sth
He began to lecture us about making too much noise.
2.) [I]
to talk to a group of people on a particular subject, especially to students in a university
lecture on
He lectures on European art at Manchester University.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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