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 lectured
It had been a year during which I had lectured at many colleges--mostly on education and civil liberties.
I have been blessed to work with her, to learn from her, to travel with her, and even when needed, to be lectured by her.Libyan Activist Pays Tribute To Slain Spiritual Sister|Anonymous|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lisa Camooso Miller, a Republican strategist, lectured about “the new media reality.”GOP Says ‘Hey Ladies’ But Little Else About Winning Women|David Freedlander|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He lectured the witness that the location of two ventilator fans was very important “because it will show you are lying.”Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court|James D. Zirin|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a grunt, he lectured a high-ranking officer in protest of Marines who attacked a Vietnamese child.
I had lectured the night before at Ironton, and on my way to Cleveland was to all intents and purposes marooned at Columbus.From Pillar to Post|John Kendrick Bangs
The Professor, she said, hadn't got any imagination; you could tell from the way he lectured.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
The next few days we were drilled, lectured, and given our kit.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
When Eylan was finished with him, Barrent went to a small, beady-eyed man who lectured on Earth's memory-destroying system.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
And Madame Mauperin, as she prepared for bed, lectured her husband upon acceding to all his favourite's whims.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV.|Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Word Origin for lecture
1580s, from lecture (n.). Meaning "to address severely and at length" is from 1706. Related: Lectured; lecturing.
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.