verb (used with object)
Origin of lesson
Can be confusedlessen lesson
Examples from the Web for lesson
The second lesson is that no one writing before the twentieth century holds a key to our problems.
The testimony is damning: the world has not learned its lesson.
The question is whether universities will learn their lesson.How The University of Wisconsin Badgers Are Bucking the Big Ten Ticket Flop|Brian Weidy|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So maybe we should take a lesson from women with brass ovaries: comedy and feminism are longstanding bedfellows.
Isn't it time Kate took a lesson from her grandmother-in-law and weighted down those skirts against the pesky wind?
Two or three paragraphs are all that can be well done for a lesson.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
I sneaked out of the office, followed by the broad smiles of every man in the place, and thus ended the first lesson.Danger Signals|John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
When the lesson was over, we used to go up to the watermelon patch behind the garden.My Antonia|Willa Cather
Mose was not an apt pupil, however, for he required a third lesson, and at the end of it Zanzibar was blowing heavily.Old Man Curry|Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Although it was difficult to bring this great culprit to justice, yet his death is a lesson to traitors.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for lesson
- a unit, or single period of instruction in a subject; classan hour-long music lesson
- the content of such a unit
Word Origin for lesson
Idioms and Phrases with lesson
see learn one's lesson; teach a lesson.