Definition of lesson :
1. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
2. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
3. An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. To teach; to instruct.
instruction (part of speech: noun)
- She went to school in the morning, but as soon as ever lesson hours were over she flew back to her mother's shop. - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
- I don't think you know your lesson, Pomp. - "Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp", Horatio Alger, Jr..
- Since that time he had learned the lesson. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.