- The definition of a lesson is something that is to be learned, a learning period or a plan for teaching.
An example of a lesson is an English teacher's plan for her next class.
- Lesson is defined as to teach, instruct or discipline.
An example of lesson is to teach someone to play the guitar.
A group of students have a geography lesson.
- something to be learned; specif.,
- an exercise or assignment that a student is to prepare or learn within a given time; unit of instruction
- the instruction given during one class or instruction period
- something that needs to be learned (or the event through which it is learned) for the sake of one's safety, well-being, etc.
- course of instruction: music lessons
- a selection, as of Scripture, forming part of a religious service; lection
- a rebuke; reproof
Origin of lessonMiddle English lessoun ; from Old French leçon ; from Classical Latin lectio, a reading, hence text, lesson ; from past participle of legere, to read: see logic
- to give a lesson to
- to rebuke; reprove
- Something to be learned: lessons from observing nature.
- a. A period of instruction; a class.b. An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned.c. The act or an instance of instructing; teaching.
- a. An experience, example, or observation that imparts new knowledge or understanding: The conversation was a lesson in tact.b. The knowledge or wisdom so acquired. Missing the opening act taught me a lesson about being late.
- often Lesson A reading from the Bible or other sacred text as part of a religious service.
transitive verbles·soned, les·son·ing, les·sons Archaic
- To teach a lesson to; instruct.
- To rebuke or reprimand.
Origin of lessonMiddle English lessoun, from Old French leson, from Latin lēctiō, lēctiōn-, a reading, from lēctus, past participle of legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
- In our school a typical working week consists of around twenty lessons and ten hours of related laboratory work.
- A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
- Something learned or to be learned.
- Nature has many lessons to teach to us.
- Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
- I hope this accident taught you a lesson!
- The accident was a good lesson to me.
- A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
- Here endeth the first lesson.
- A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
- (music) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
(third-person singular simple present lessons, present participle lessoning, simple past and past participle lessoned)
- To give a lesson to; to teach.
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