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Definition 1: a task assigned for individual study - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lesson or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did the lesson for today

(lesson is a kind of ...) a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher

(... is a kind of lesson ) a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

"you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"

(... is a kind of lesson ) the reading of a passage assigned by the teacher

(... is a kind of lesson ) a lesson in the facts of history

(... is part of lesson) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

Definition 2: a unit of instruction - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lesson or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took driving lessons

(lesson is a kind of ...) the profession of a teacher

"he prepared for teaching while still in college" "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

(... is a kind of lesson ) a period of instruction learning a language

(... is a kind of lesson ) a lesson in dancing

(... is a kind of lesson ) a lesson in performing music

(... is a kind of lesson ) a lesson in playing tennis

(... is a kind of lesson ) a lesson in playing golf

(... is part of lesson) education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

"he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

Definition 3: punishment intended as a warning to others - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lesson or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they decided to make an example of him

Synonyms for lesson in the sense of this definition

(lesson is a kind of ...) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

"a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality" "the warning was to beware of surprises" "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"

Definition 4: the significance of a story or event - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lesson or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor

Synonyms for lesson in the sense of this definition

(lesson is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

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