|Origin:||lectura 'act of reading', from Latin legere 'to read'|
lec‧ture1 S3 W3 [countable]
a long talk on a particular subject that someone gives to a group of people, especially to students in a university [↪ speech]
give/deliver a lecture
He regularly gives lectures on modern French literature.
go to/attend a lecture
Very few students ever attended his lectures.
an act of criticizing someone or warning them about something in a long, serious talk, in a way that they think is unfair or unnecessary
My father caught me and gave me a long lecture about the dangers of drink.