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

 les·son /ˈlɛsṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Les·son n.
 1. 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.
 2. 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.A smooth and pleasing lesson.”
    Emprinteth well this lesson in your mind.   --Chaucer.
 3. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
 4. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
    She would give her a lesson for walking so late.   --Sir. P. Sidney.
 5. Mus.  An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Les·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lessoned p. pr. & vb. n. Lessoning.] To teach; to instruct.
 To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad,
 Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad.   --Byron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a unit of instruction; "he took driving lessons"
      2: punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to
         make an example of him" [syn: example, deterrent
         example, object lesson]
      3: the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the
         story is to love thy neighbor" [syn: moral]
      4: a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for