[ noun ] a speech that is open to the public
"he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Emerson , in his lecture , refers to the `` startling experience which almost every person confesses in daylight , that particular passages of conversation and action have occurred to him in the same order before , whether dreaming or waking , a suspicion that they have been with precisely these persons in precisely this room , and heard precisely this dialogue , at some former hour , they know not when '' .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Thus such great American documentaries as The_River and The_Plow_That_Broke_the_Plains were composed as visual stories rather_than as illustrated lectures .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
On Wednesday evening , November 23 , 1859 , in Warren , Rev._Mark_Trafton of New_Bedford , gave a `` Mission_of_Sympathy '' lecture in which he favorably viewed the Harper_'s_Ferry insurrection .
In its account of the Trafton lecture , the Providence_Daily_Post said that the remarks of Rev._Trafton made the people indignant .(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Since Mr._McKinley had to give a lecture , Rachel and Scotty drove home alone in the Plymouth .
[ verb ] (education) deliver a lecture or talk
"She will talk at Rutgers next week" "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Some Catholic priests lecture there ; Catholic seminarians attend tutorials and row on the Cherwell with non-Catholic students .
[ verb ] 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" "check" is archaic