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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How to say lesson in sign language?

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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. The Chinese embassy in Quito:

    We ask Chinese companies to reflect on this event, learn from this painful lesson, take appropriate measures, and increase safety to better protect Chinese and Ecuadorian workers.

  2. Joel Payne:

    The biggest lesson that the 2020 hopefuls can take from Stacey Abrams is to contest and vie for every single vote.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The best and the biggest lesson of life to a man is taught only by a worst person who is often a woman either his girlfriend or wife.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.

  5. George Washington Carver:

    I hold before you my hand with each finger standing erect and alone, and as long as they are held thus, not one of the tasks that the hand may preform can be accomplished. I cannot lift. I cannot grasp. I cannot hold. I cannot even make an intelligible sign until my fingers organize and work together. In this we should also learn a lesson.

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