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.]
A unit of time created on a school timetable for a specific teacher and subject to teach.
The school lessons were created before the school term starts to ensure proactive creation , management, planning and reviewing.Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2020
British National Corpus
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
Examples of Lesson in a Sentence
I think that's the lesson of last week, that needs to be done on a bipartisan basis so we're happy to work on it with Democrats if we can find any who are willing to do so rather than those who just want to stand back and enjoy the show.
I hope you learned a lesson, that you can't go around taking things that don't belong to you.
Every challenge of life is either a blessing or a lesson in disguise. Yes! thus, face and tackle every challenge unyieldingly or tirelessly. ~Emeasoba George
If there’s one lesson in American politics it’s that people in charge lie on both sides, and holding them to account and demanding straightforward answers is not only a good thing for a Democracy but it’s also exhilarating and fun.
When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
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Translations for Lesson
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- 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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