What does lesson mean?

Definitions for lesson
ˈlɛs ənles·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lesson(noun)

    a unit of instruction

    "he took driving lessons"

  2. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)

    punishment intended as a warning to others

    "they decided to make an example of him"

  3. moral, lesson(noun)

    the significance of a story or event

    "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"

  4. lesson(noun)

    a task assigned for individual study

    "he did the lesson for today"

Wiktionary

  1. lesson(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  2. lesson(Noun)

    A learning task assigned to a student; homework.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  3. lesson(Noun)

    Something learned or to be learned.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  4. lesson(Noun)

    Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.

    The accident was a good lesson to me.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  5. lesson(Noun)

    A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  6. lesson(Verb)

    To give a lesson to; to teach.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lesson(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]

  2. Lesson(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]

  3. Lesson(noun)

    a portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson

    Etymology: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]

  4. Lesson(noun)

    a severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning

    Etymology: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]

  5. Lesson(noun)

    an exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study

    Etymology: [OE. lessoun, F. leon lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]

  6. Lesson(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Lesson

    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

  1. Lesson

    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-emlegĕre, to read.]

Editors Contribution

  1. lesson

    A form of instruction.

    The gym instructor has lesson plans for the various groups.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 8, 2020  
  2. lesson

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4371

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2267

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lesson' in Nouns Frequency: #998

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lesson in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lesson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of lesson in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Macron:

    The Italian lesson is that when one does an alliance with the far-right, in the end it's always a win for the far-right.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Wicked alone appoints stupid at peak position for the supervision of the working of sincere employees of the organization and such examples can be seen from history book lesson.

  3. Officer Claus:

    Mr. Snowman is very lucky that more serious property damage or injury to a pedestrian or fellow driver did not occur, however, his holiday season will be significantly less cheery this year as he faces potential jail time and fines. We hope that he can be a lesson to anyone that may consider drinking and driving during the holidays.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The couple who invites the third person or an institution to mediate in their internal tussle has not learnt any lesson from the 'A monkey and two cats' story.

  5. Karen Petrou:

    Another week or so of growing COVID-19 contagion, canceled events, foregone travel and shuttered businesses will lead to waves of delinquent debt from Americans with no other choice, one longstanding lesson of economic history is that liquidity crises descend into solvency debacles if not quickly resolved.

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