An example of a lecture is a talk on natural sciences.
An example of a lecture is a parent's talk about being honest to a child after the child has lied.
Always lecturing me about my manners.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity.The stories did not seem to me to touch life. [...] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
During class today the professor delivered an interesting lecture.
The professor lectured to two classes this morning.
An example of lecture is for a priest to deliver a sermon.
An example of lecture is for a parent to tell his child why stealing is wrong.
Origin of lecture
- Middle English a reading from Old French from Medieval Latin lēctūra from Latin lēctus past participle of legere to read leg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin lectura (“reading"), from Latin lectus, past participle of legÅ (“I read, I recite").