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lesson


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lesson  \Les"son\  (l[e^]s"s'n),  n.  [OE.  lessoun,  F.  le[,c]on 
  lesson,  reading,  fr  L.  lectio  a  reading,  fr  legere  to  read, 
  collect.  See  {Legend},  and  cf  {Lection}.] 
  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.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lesson  \Les"son\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lessoned}  (-s'nd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Lessoning}.] 
  To  teach;  to  instruct.  --Shak. 
 
  To  rest  the  weary,  and  to  soothe  the  sad,  Doth  lesson 
  happier  men,  and  shame  at  least  the  bad  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lesson 
  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 
  today" 




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