Definition of Lesson

1. Noun. A unit of instruction. "He took driving lessons"

2. Noun. Punishment intended as a warning to others. "They decided to make an example of him"
Exact synonyms: Deterrent Example, Example, Object Lesson
Generic synonyms: Admonition, Monition, Warning, Word Of Advice
Derivative terms: Exemplary

3. Noun. The significance of a story or event. "The moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
Exact synonyms: Moral
Generic synonyms: Import, Meaning, Significance, Signification

4. Noun. A task assigned for individual study. "He did the lesson for today"

Definition of Lesson

1. n. Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.

2. v. t. To teach; to instruct.

Definition of Lesson

1. Noun. A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided. ¹

2. Noun. A learning task assigned to a student; homework. ¹

3. Noun. Something learned or to be learned. ¹

4. Noun. Something that serves as a warning or encouragement. ¹

5. Noun. A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service. ¹

6. Verb. To give a lesson to; to teach. ¹

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Definition of Lesson

1. to instruct [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: instruct

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesson

lesser tuberosity of humerus
lesser twayblade
lesser tympanic spine
lesser whitethroat
lesser wing of sphenoid bone
lesser wintergreen
lesser yellow trefoil
lesser yellowlegs
lesser zygomatic muscle
lesson (current term)
lesson plan
lessons learned
lest we forget

Literary usage of Lesson

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Washable dross: lesson 1.—Selection of pattern, cutting and basting dress. ... Unit V. Conservation of clothing: lesson 1.—Care and renovation of silks and ..."

2. Annual Report by Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Education, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education (1890)
"lesson 97, The crane and the wolf; lesson 101, Patriotism; lesson 106, The precious stones; lesson 108, The birds' election of a king; lesson 119, Belisar; ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Greek Liturgies of St. James and St. Mark also have only one lesson before the ... The Ambrosian Rite has a prophetic lesson on certain days only. II. ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"lesson 10. The Gambling Den. The Gambling Habit in Business. ... lesson 14. The Organization of Charities, Indoor and Outdoor Relief. lesson 15. ..."

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