a unit of instruction
"he took driving lessons"
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)
punishment intended as a warning to others
"they decided to make an example of him"
the significance of a story or event
"the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
a task assigned for individual study
"he did the lesson for today"
A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
In our school a typical working week consists of around twenty lessons and ten hours of related laboratory work.
A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
Something learned or to be learned.
Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
The accident was a good lesson to me.
A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
To give a lesson to; to teach.
Origin: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.
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
that which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a lesson in drawing
a portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson
a severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning
an exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study
to teach; to instruct
Origin: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]
A lesson is a structured period of time where learning is intended to occur. It involves one or more students being taught by a teacher or instructor. A lesson may be either one section of a textbook or, more frequently, a short period of time during which learners are taught about a particular subject or taught how to perform a particular activity. Lessons are generally taught in a classroom but may instead take place in a situated learning environment. In a wider sense, a lesson is an insight gained by a learner into previously unfamiliar subject-matter. Such a lesson can be either planned or accidental, enjoyable or painful. The colloquial phrase "to teach someone a lesson", means to punish or scold a person for a mistake they have made in order to ensure that they do not make the same mistake again. Lessons can also be made entertaining. When the term education is combined with entertainment, the term edutainment is coined.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
les′n, n. a portion of Scripture appointed to be read in divine service: that which a pupil learns at a time: a precept or doctrine inculcated: instruction derived from experience: severe lecture.—v.t. to give a lesson to. [Fr. leçon—L. lection-em—legĕre, to read.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4371
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2267
Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Nouns Frequency: #998
The numerical value of lesson in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lesson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- lekce, vyučovací hodina, ponaučeníCzech
- Unterricht, Lehre, Lektion, Lehrstunde, StundeGerman
- δίδαγμα, μάθημαGreek
- ikasgai, eskarmentuBasque
- درس, تکلیفPersian
- oppitunti, kotitehtävä, sana, tehtävä, opetus, luento, läksyFinnish
- leçon, devoirsFrench
- leasanScottish Gaelic
- שיעור, שיעורים, מוסר השכל, לקחHebrew
- 学課, 課, 授業, レッスンJapanese
- 수업, 과Korean
- Lektioun, Léier, StonnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lærepenge, lekse, undervisningstimeNorwegian
- läxa, lektionSwedish
- ibret, ders, çimkeTurkish
- دەرسUyghur, Uighur
- bài, bài họcVietnamese
- אויפֿגאַבע, לעקציעYiddish
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