Definition of 'lecture'

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The government is fond of lecturing others about lapses in competence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So please let us not have lectures about players and loyalty to football clubs. The Sun (2017)Walking 10 flights of stairs to get to my lecture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You're still thinking it's about lectures on hormones in milk. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He had invited friends and family to hear him give a lecture at the Science Museum on quantum computing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But student unions searching for the next left-field idea for freshers week activities were offered an unusual proposal yesterday: how about some lectures? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The incumbent is paid a pittance to give a series of lectures on the art of poetry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Too many church services have become a lecture series. Christianity Today (2000)Nobody should have the smugness to lecture people on the way they use their funds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are also onboard lectures from a local art expert. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now we go to colleges to lecture and perform shows at festivals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As a result the formal lecture is declining. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then we had lectures and classes and groups all day long. The Sun (2012)His theory was ridiculed and he had to cancel lectures on the subject. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is a winter lecture series that would have been impossible in the cold church. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Maybe it was a laudable reluctance to lecture a distant people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He would also like some lecturing and there are options not yet finalised. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Commuters seldom have a telephone number to get missed lecture notes. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)The lecture audience was composed of members of the public rather than of students in the regular sense. Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)He wags his finger and lectures the country about the challenges facing the Tories. The Sun (2010)But he was not giving or sending a formal Nobel lecture. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I still go back and give lectures. Charles Glass The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Where he once used to lecture his audience, he is now more content to let the music speak for itself. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He had agreed to give this impromptu lecture merely to keep in with the embassy; now he was beginning to regret it. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)They recommended books to read, lectures to go to, concerts he should attend. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They won't be lecturing at his college, presumably. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most of it was in Australia where I did an art history lecture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'lecture'

British English: lecture /ˈlɛktʃə/ NOUN
A lecture is a talk that someone gives in order to teach people about a particular subject, usually at a university.
We attended a lecture at the university.
  • American English: lecture
  • Arabic: مُحَاضَرَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: palestra
  • Chinese: 讲课
  • Croatian: predavanje
  • Czech: přednáška
  • Danish: forelæsning
  • Dutch: lezing
  • European Spanish: conferencia discurso
  • Finnish: luento
  • French: cours
  • German: Vortrag
  • Greek: διάλεξη
  • Italian: lezione
  • Japanese: 講義
  • Korean: 강의
  • Norwegian: forelesning
  • Polish: wykład
  • European Portuguese: palestra
  • Romanian: curs la universitate
  • Russian: лекция
  • Spanish: conferencia
  • Swedish: föreläsning
  • Thai: การบรรยาย
  • Turkish: ders
  • Ukrainian: лекція
  • Vietnamese: bài giảng
British English: lecture /ˈlɛktʃə/ VERB
If you lecture on a particular subject, you give a lecture or a series of lectures about it.
He was then invited to lecture on the history of art.
  • American English: lecture
  • Arabic: يُحَاضِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: palestrar
  • Chinese: 讲课
  • Croatian: predavati
  • Czech: přednášet
  • Danish: forelæse
  • Dutch: lezing geven
  • European Spanish: dar una conferencia
  • Finnish: luennoida
  • French: enseigner
  • German: vortragen
  • Greek: δίνω διάλεξη
  • Italian: tenere conferenze
  • Japanese: 講義をする
  • Korean: 강의하다
  • Norwegian: forelese
  • Polish: wyłożyć
  • European Portuguese: dar uma palestra
  • Romanian: a ține un curs
  • Russian: читать лекцию
  • Spanish: dar una conferencia
  • Swedish: föreläsa
  • Thai: บรรยาย
  • Turkish: ders vermek
  • Ukrainian: читати лекцію
  • Vietnamese: giảng bài


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