Definitions for lesson
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lesson.
a unit of instruction
"he took driving lessons"
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lessonnoun
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.
Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: leçon, French; lectio, Latin.
I but repeat that lesson
Which I have learn’d from thee. John Denham, Sophy.
This days ensample hath this lesson dear
Deep written in my heart with iron pen,
That bliss may not abide in state of mortal men. Fa. Qu.
Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself. Ecclus. ix. 1.
Notwithstanding so eminent properties, whereof lessons are happily destitute; yet lessons being free from some inconveniences whereunto sermons are more subject, they may, in this respect, no less take, than in other they must give the hand which betokeneth pre-eminence. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Those good laws were like good lessons set for a flute out of tune; of which lessons little use can be made, till the flute be made fit to be played on. John Davies, on Ireland.
She would give her a lesson for walking so late, that should make her keep within doors for one fortnight. Philip Sidney.
To teach; to instruct.
Etymology: from the noun.
Even in kind love, I do conjure thee,
To lesson me. William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Well hast thou lesson’d us, this shall we do. William Shakespeare.
Children should be seasoned betimes, and lessoned into a contempt and detestation of this vice. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
A lesson or class is a structured period of time where learning is intended to occur. It involves one or more students (also called pupils or learners in some circumstances) being taught by a teacher or instructor. A lesson may be either one section of a textbook (which, apart from the printed page, can also include multimedia) 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.
A lesson is a unit of instruction or learning that is aimed at imparting knowledge, skills, or experiences to a student or learner. It typically involves a planned and structured approach, often delivered by a teacher or instructor, with specific objectives, content, and activities designed to help the student acquire new knowledge or develop a particular skill. Lessons can occur in various settings, such as classrooms, online platforms, or practical training environments, and can cover a wide range of subjects or topics.
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
Etymology: [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 form of instruction.
The gym instructor has lesson plans for the various groups.
Submitted by MaryC on August 8, 2020
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
Lessen vs. Lesson -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Lessen and Lesson.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lesson is ranked #106570 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Lesson surname appeared 167 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lesson.
90.4% or 151 total occurrences were White.
3.5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
I must say the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
We've got to learn the right lessons from that. The lesson is not that we pull up the drawbridge and build a moat around ourselves, the lesson is that we've got to make sure that the trade deals that we do shape our ones that allow us to compete fairly.
A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.
That was my No. 1 lesson in all of this: When I stopped taking care of myself, I felt like I was going off the rails, it’s a lesson I still follow today. Taking care of myself first lets me face anything.
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Translations for lesson
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- ponaučení, lekce, vyučovací hodinaCzech
- Lehrstunde, Lehre, Unterricht, Stunde, LektionGerman
- μάθημα, δίδαγμαGreek
- ikasgai, eskarmentuBasque
- درس, تکلیفPersian
- oppitunti, läksy, kotitehtävä, sana, luento, tehtävä, opetusFinnish
- leçon, devoirsFrench
- leasanScottish Gaelic
- שיעור, שיעורים, מוסר השכל, לקחHebrew
- レッスン, 授業, 学課, 課Japanese
- 과, 수업Korean
- Léier, Stonn, LektiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lærepenge, undervisningstime, lekseNorwegian
- lektion, läxaSwedish
- ders, ibret, çimkeTurkish
- دەرسUyghur, Uighur
- bài học, bàiVietnamese
- לעקציע, אויפֿגאַבעYiddish
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