verb (used without object), lec·tured, lec·tur·ing.
verb (used with object), lec·tured, lec·tur·ing.
- lecuona, ernesto,
Origin of lecture
Examples from the Web for lecture
Nobody has to lecture me about how Sharpton has played racial politics in New York.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I, and many fellow men, know this because women say so—they write it, they lecture on it, they write books about it.
She hated sharing Georgie with his admirers, particularly on lecture tours in in North America.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He carried a chair onto the stage, sat down and repeated the lecture he uses whenever he hires an old-time musician.
The lecture's purpose is to inspire the rock generation with love and respect for the blues.
This apotheosis by the Imagination is the subject of my present lecture.The Pleasures of England|John Ruskin
His lecture room was upon the second story and mine was upon the first.The Royal Institution|Bence Jones
The lecture topics—widely advertised through the schools and elsewhere—cover every field of thought.The New Education|Scott Nearing
A lecture was to be given in the neighbourhood, and all the men of light and leading around were invited.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
I read my lecture over very carefully in the forenoon and got into the spirit of it.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
Word Origin for lecture
late 14c., "action of reading, that which is read," from Medieval Latin lectura "a reading, lecture," from Latin lectus, past participle of legere "to read," originally "to gather, collect, pick out, choose" (cf. election), from PIE *leg- "to pick together, gather, collect" (cf. Greek legein "to say, tell, speak, declare," originally, in Homer, "to pick out, select, collect, enumerate;" lexis "speech, diction;" logos "word, speech, thought, account;" Latin lignum "wood, firewood," literally "that which is gathered").
To read is to "pick out words." Meaning "action of reading (a lesson) aloud" is from 1520s. That of "a discourse on a given subject before an audience for purposes of instruction" is from 1530s.
1580s, from lecture (n.). Meaning "to address severely and at length" is from 1706. Related: Lectured; lecturing.