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Meaning & Definition of Lecture in English





1. A speech that is open to the public

  • "He attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  • lecture,
  • public lecture,
  • talk

2. A lengthy rebuke

  • "A good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"
  • "The teacher gave him a talking to"
  • lecture,
  • speech,
  • talking to

3. Teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

  • lecture,
  • lecturing


1. Deliver a lecture or talk

  • "She will talk at rutgers next week"
  • "Did you ever lecture at harvard?"
  • lecture,
  • talk

2. 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"
  • call on the carpet,
  • take to task,
  • rebuke,
  • rag,
  • trounce,
  • reproof,
  • lecture,
  • reprimand,
  • jaw,
  • dress down,
  • call down,
  • scold,
  • chide,
  • berate,
  • bawl out,
  • remonstrate,
  • chew out,
  • chew up,
  • have words,
  • lambaste,
  • lambast

Examples of using

This is the final lecture of the series.
The subject of the lecture is already determined.
Don't lecture me.