What does lesson mean?

Definitions for lesson
ˈlɛs ənles·son

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lesson.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lessonnoun

    a unit of instruction

    "he took driving lessons"

  2. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lessonnoun

    punishment intended as a warning to others

    "they decided to make an example of him"

  3. moral, lessonnoun

    the significance of a story or event

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

  4. lessonnoun

    a task assigned for individual study

    "he did the lesson for today"

Wiktionary

  1. lessonnoun

    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. lessonnoun

    A learning task assigned to a student; homework.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  3. lessonnoun

    Something learned or to be learned.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  4. lessonnoun

    Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.

    The accident was a good lesson to me.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  5. lessonnoun

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

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

  6. lessonverb

    To give a lesson to; to teach.

    Etymology: From leçon, from lectio, from lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lessonnoun

    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. Lessonnoun

    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. Lessonnoun

    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. Lessonnoun

    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. Lessonnoun

    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. Lessonverb

    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. Bill Whalen:

    I think the lesson for Jeb Bush is to get in early and start staking out positions, it’s probably time to stop playing footsie. Start collecting money and support and force the rest of the field to react.

  2. Alex Capri:

    The sad death of employees at Pinduoduo provides Beijing with timely and very visceral publicity which it can leverage to further its policy objectives, the message : the Pinduoduo tragedy is another lesson about what happens when private companies put their own business priorities ahead of the [ ruling Chinese Communist Party ].

  3. Armie Hammer:

    I respect Casey’s work, and I’ve learned a valuable lesson about the need to be more accurate with disseminating information, especially in this age of instantaneous, unchecked communication. While attempting to be part of the solution, I unintentionally made Armie Hammer part of the problem, for which I am truly sorry.

  4. Anonymous:

    Death can come in the most painful way as possible ,but can teach you the most important lesson of all, the will to live.

  5. Vanessa Redgrave:

    I thank personally all those who are helping the refugees from all over the world. Greece can't solve this problem and yet Greece has given us the most important lesson of all, the lesson of humanity.

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