Adjective "lectured" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An educational talk to an audience, especially one of students in a university.
  1. as modifier 'a lecture hall'
  2. 'His topic will be an illustrated lecture on the restoration of the City Towers and Walls now in progress.'
  3. 'Things like exams, homework, and boring lectures are frequently the cause of much student trepidation.'
  4. 'He gave a wonderful illustrated lecture on how to video a wedding.'
  5. 'A guest lecture on ' translation theories' gave the event an academic touch.'
  6. 'My " inaugural lecture " was about U.S. political and cultural imperialism.'
  7. 'There are many concerns with providing a classroom lecture on academic integrity and plagiarism.'
  8. 'Such exploration in drawing was also evident in lectures to students.'
  9. 'After taking attendance, Mrs. Turner immediately began her long lecture to the class.'
  10. 'Some sites even include disclaimers indicating that the postings are not official lecture notes.'
  11. 'I sit in my class now, half listening to the teacher's lecture.'
A long serious speech, especially one given as a scolding or reprimand.
  1. 'This was the most serious that I've ever seen Darius, even more serious then the lecture on birds and bees.'
  2. 'And besides, I'm not really in the mood for her usual lecture on me needing to try harder in school.'
  3. 'Mel showed up, apologized, was given the usual lecture.'
  4. 'And spare us the usual lectures about American unilateralism.'
  5. 'If mom heard it, she could expect a serious lecture on ‘not calling your eldest sister nicknames’.'
  6. 'Her character gets a lecture from a minicab driver about how lonely her frosty singledom has made her.'
  7. 'We both ended up hearing a stern lecture from the police chief.'
  8. 'Minister, I don't need a lecture from you on the merits of freedom of speech…'
  9. 'Each of the main characters faces a lecture from a relatively minor character who enlightens him about how society should function under the law.'
  10. 'Nearly an hour and a half of lectures about his character and how it had to be improved later, she was still going strong.'


Deliver an educational lecture or lectures.
  1. 'He is considered a pioneer in the field of conservation biology and has written and lectured widely on the subject.'
  2. 'He often lectured on the history of mathematical ideas, a topic which greatly fascinated him.'
  3. 'Up to that point he has held himself aloof, the professor lecturing on abstractions.'
  4. 'My father was fond of relating a story about a professor lecturing on geography.'
  5. 'She has also lectured extensively to students, to staff and multi-disciplinary groups throughout the region and east coast.'
  6. 'He was recognised nationally as an expert in this field and lectured widely.'
  7. 'Our pharmacology professor lecturing in 1940 stated that 10 drugs in use were probably effective.'
  8. 'Our tour guide could have lectured on mediaeval Scottish history at any seat of learning you care to mention.'
  9. 'Before that, in 1936, he had lectured at the University of Moscow.'
  10. 'Hilder taught at Goldsmiths' from 1929 to 1941 and also lectured at other colleges.'
  11. 'he was lecturing future generations of health-service professionals'
  12. 'He wanders into pointless asides, conspiracy theories and even presumes to lecture the audience about its loyalty to Canada.'
  13. 'He attempted to lecture the class about stoichiometry.'
  14. 'He lectured his London School of Economics audience in December last year, while the prime minister bit his lip with jealousy.'
  15. 'A schoolteacher was routinely lecturing his Grade 3 pupils on the times table, when fire broke out in the building (due to faulty wiring).'
  16. 'She had taken three doses over 24 hours when she had to stop lecturing her college class because her voice gave out and became a mere whisper.'
  17. 'At the beginning of the decade men in blazers lectured viewers on the finer points of swimming, show jumping and cycling and the viewers listened attentively.'
  18. 'Most of these classes are lectured by one individual.'
Talk seriously or reprovingly to (someone)
  1. 'Then she spins on her heel, and starts lecturing the class about following school rules.'
  2. 'Why on earth should we presume to lecture the rest of the world on conflict resolution?'
  3. 'It also explores the self-indulgence of the literary society and the day-to-day shallowness of middle-class life, without ever lecturing its audience.'
  4. 'It was striking how many of them, presumably without any direct orders from the owners of their publications, started lecturing the French in the tones of nineteenth-century Masters of Capital.'
  5. 'If there is a discussion between parents and children, it generally follows that the parents lecture the children on proper patterns of thought and behaviour.'
  6. 'Does it have any right, in future, to lecture others on how they should run their affairs?'
  7. 'An assistant principal and a guidance counselor went around to each class to lecture them on the dangers of choosing the wrong wardrobe.'
  8. 'Nevertheless, in the week in which he was once again lecturing the country on the need to leave its money safely in his care, the significance of the affair is, on one level, almost too obvious to state.'
  9. 'I have a hard time believing that he was calmly lecturing others on his lifestyle choice, and it was probably causing the distractions that the school claimed.'
  10. 'So he would never, ever lecture the president about his conduct or anything of the sort.'

More definitions

1. a speech read or delivered before an audience or class, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso's paintings.

2. a speech of warning or reproof as to conduct; a long, tedious reprimand. verb (used without object), lectured, lecturing.

3. to give a lecture or series of lectures: He spent the year lecturing to various student groups. verb (used with object), lectured, lecturing.

4. to deliver a lecture to or before; instruct by lectures. 5

More examples(as adjective)

"countries can be lectured."

"practices can be lectured."

"patriotisms can be lectured."


(lecture)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘reading, a text to read’): from Old French, or from medieval Latin lectura, from Latin lect- ‘read, chosen’, from the verb legere.