Meaning of lecture

Definition of lecture

(noun) a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
(verb) deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
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"

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