Lesson definition

lĕsən
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Something to be learned.

Lessons from observing nature.

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Something to be learned.
  • 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.
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To teach a lesson to; instruct.
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To rebuke or reprimand.
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A reading from the Bible or other sacred text as part of a religious service.
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To rebuke; reprove.
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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.

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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.

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A period of instruction; a class.
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An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned.
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The act or an instance of instructing; teaching.
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An experience, example, or observation that imparts new knowledge or understanding.

The conversation was a lesson in tact.

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The knowledge or wisdom so acquired.

Missing the opening act taught me a lesson about being late.

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A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
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Something learned or to be learned.

Nature has many lessons to teach to us.

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Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.

I hope this accident taught you a lesson!

The accident was a good lesson to me.

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A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.

Here endeth the first lesson.

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A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
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To give a lesson to; to teach.
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Lesson is defined as to teach, instruct or discipline.

An example of lesson is to teach someone to play the guitar.

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A selection, as of Scripture, forming part of a religious service; lection.
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A rebuke; reproof.
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To give a lesson to.
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(music) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lesson
Plural:
lessons

Origin of lesson

  • Middle English lessoun from Old French leson from Latin lēctiō lēctiōn- a reading from lēctus past participle of legere to read leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French leçon, from Latin lÄ“ctiō (“a reading"), from legō (“I read, I gather").

    From Wiktionary