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Noun lecture has 3 senses
- lecture, public lecture, talk - a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
--1 is a kind of address, speech
- lecture, speech, talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
--2 is a kind of rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand
--2 has particulars: sermon, preaching; curtain lecture
- lecture, lecturing - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
--3 is a kind of teaching, instruction, pedagogy
--3 is a part of course, course of study, course of instruction, class
--3 has parts: lecture demonstration
--3 has particulars: talk
Verb lecture has 2 senses
- lecture, talk - deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
--1 is one way to teach, learn, instruct
Sam and Sue lecture
- call on the carpet, 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 - 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"
--2 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
Somebody ----s somebody