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Meaning of lecture

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture
           on telecommunications" [syn: {lecture}, {public lecture},
      2: a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of
         discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to" [syn:
         {lecture}, {speech}, {talking to}]
      3: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to
         a class) [syn: {lecture}, {lecturing}]
      v 1: deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next
           week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: {lecture},
      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" [syn: {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}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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