What does lesson mean?

Definitions for lesson
ˈlɛs ənles·son

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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. Virginie Lefèvre:

    The total lesson learned of this Syrian crisis is that localization is working and that it is more efficient, localization.

  2. Quentin Allibert:

    France is strong, and no threat will change that, i hope the world will learn a lesson from these tragedies, as it did from the World Wars.

  3. Steve Duprey:

    I think it is John McCain imparting a lesson in civility by asking the two men who defeated Steve Duprey to speak, as an example to America that differences in political views and contests shouldn't be so important that we lose our common bonds and the civility that is, or used to be, a hallmark of American democracy.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Whatever that happens to you in life has a spiritual significance. I mean, it could be a lesson, test, trial, redirection or something to strengthen your faith/courage in God i.e. there is a reason behind every issue/matter of life. Besides, the lessons of life that you are meant to learn out of every issue/matter are as well stepping stones of faith to take you to a higher plains of belief/faith in God. So, you've got to acknowledge all that in order not to be bothered by any issue/matter.

  5. Scott Bolton:

    Every science flyby is an event of discovery, with Jupiter there is always something new. Juno has taught us an important lesson : We need to get up close and personal to a planet to test our theories.

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