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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lec·ture /ˈlɛkʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lec·ture n.
 1. The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture. [Obs.]
 2. A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
 3. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
 4. Eng. Universities A rehearsal of a lesson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lec·ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lectured p. pr. & vb. n. Lecturing.]
 1. To read or deliver a lecture to.
 2. To reprove formally and with authority.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lec·ture, v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture
           on telecommunications" [syn: public lecture, talk]
      2: a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of
         discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to" [syn: speech,
          talking to]
      3: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to
         a class) [syn: lecturing]
      v 1: deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next
           week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: talk]
      2: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
         Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
         bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
         rag, trounce, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress
         down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out,
          remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,