Bedeutung von “lecture” — Learner’s Dictionary

lecture

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈlektʃər/
TEACHING

B1 a formal talk given to a group of people in order to teach them about a subject:

We went to a lecture on Italian art.
Do you know who's giving the lecture this afternoon?
CRITICISM

an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behaviour:

My dad gave me a lecture on smoking last night.

(Definition von “lecture noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)