lecture

noun
1 talk given to a group of people
ADJECTIVE
fascinating, interesting
boring
formal
illustrated
impromptu
guest

A two-day event of guest lectures, seminars and workshops.

public
annual
inaugural, introductory

Professor Pearson gave the inaugural lecture.

keynote, plenary
memorial
class, classroom (both AmE)
… OF LECTURES
course, programme/program, series
VERB + LECTURE
deliver, give, present
hold

The society is putting on a series of lectures on the subject next term.

attend, go to, hear, listen to
miss, skip
prepare, write
have

I have a lecture at nine tomorrow.

LECTURE + NOUN
course, programme/program, series
hall, room, theatre/theater
notes
format (esp. AmE)
tour
circuit

a familiar figure on the international lecture circuit

PREPOSITION
at a/the lecture

She wasn't at the lecture.

during a/the lecture

The fire alarm went during his lecture.

in a/the lecture

She referred to Professor Jones's work in her lecture on Shakespeare's imagery.

lecture by

a lecture by Professor Snow

lecture about, lecture on
lecture to

a lecture to the Darwin Society

PHRASES
a lecture entitled sth, a lecture titled sth (AmE)

a lecture entitled ‘How to Prevent Food Poisoning’

a lecture on the subject of sth
2 serious talk to sb about what they have done wrong
ADJECTIVE
little, long
stern
VERB + LECTURE
give sb

She gave me a stern lecture on ingratitude.

get

I got a lecture from Dad about coming home on time.

need

I don't need any lectures from you on responsibility.

PREPOSITION
lecture about, lecture on

I don't take lectures from anyone on how to behave.

lecture from

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  • lecture — [ lɛktyr ] n. f. • 1495; « récit » 1352; lat. médiév. lectura 1 ♦ Action matérielle de lire, de déchiffrer (ce qui est écrit). Lecture d un texte difficile dans une langue étrangère. Lecture et correction d épreuves. À la première, à la seconde… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lecture — Lecture. s. f. Action de lire. Je sçay ce que c est que cette piece, que cet acte, j en ay eu la lecture. on fit la lecture du contract en presence de.... Il signifie aussi, Estude. Il s est fort attaché, adonné à la lecture. il s est rendu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Lectüre — ist für den Geist, was Diamantbrod für den Diamant, es schleift; was Eisenkleie für den Magnet, es nährt; was Mittheilung für das Gefühl, sie beruhigt. Was und wieviel Frauen aus dem unerschöpflichen Schatze menschlichen Wissens zu nehmen haben,… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • lecture — [n1] lesson, speech address, allocution, chalk talk*, discourse, disquisition, harangue, instruction, oration, pep talk*, pitch*, soapbox*, spiel*, talk; concepts 60,278 lecture [n2] speech of criticism castigation, censure, chiding, dressing… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lecture — Lecture, quand on lit quelque chose à haute voix, Lectio, Recitatio. Lecture faicte aux enfans, Praelectio. Frequente lecture des poëtes, Poetarum pertractatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • lecture — [lek′chər] n. [ME, act of reading < ML lectura < pp. of L legere, to read: see LOGIC] 1. a) an informative talk given as before an audience or class and usually prepared beforehand b) the text of such a talk 2. a lengthy rebuke or scolding… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Lecture — Lec ture, v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lecture 21 — (aka Lezione 21 Lesson 21 ) and is a forthcoming Italian feature film which will be released in 2008. It is written and directed by Alessandro Baricco.The film is set in 1824, 1997 and 2007 and tells the tale of a Professor (John Hurt) delivering …   Wikipedia

  • lecture — ► NOUN 1) an educational talk to an audience, especially one of students in a university. 2) a lengthy reprimand or warning. ► VERB 1) deliver an educational lecture or lectures. 2) talk seriously or reprovingly to. ORIGIN Latin lectura, from… …   English terms dictionary

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