1. a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
(synonym) public lecture, talk
(hypernym) address, speech
2. a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
(synonym) speech, talking to
(hypernym) rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand
(hyponym) sermon, preaching
(derivation) call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
3. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
(hypernym) teaching, instruction, pedagogy
(part-holonym) course, course of study, course of instruction, class
(part-meronym) lecture demonstration
1. deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
(hypernym) teach, learn, instruct
(hyponym) preach, prophesy
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"
(synonym) call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
(hypernym) knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
(hyponym) chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct
(derivation) speech, talking to