lesson

[ les-uhn ]
/ ˈlɛs ən /

noun

verb (used with object)

to teach; instruct; give a lesson to.
to admonish or reprove.

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Origin of lesson

1175–1225; Middle English lesso(u)n<Old French leçon<Latin lēctiōn- (stem of lēctiō) lection

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lesson

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British Dictionary definitions for lesson

lesson
/ (ˈlɛsən) /

noun

verb

(tr) rare to censure or punish

Word Origin for lesson

C13: from Old French leçon, from Latin lēctiō, from legere to read
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Idioms and Phrases with lesson

lesson

see learn one's lesson; teach a lesson.

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