Meaning of “lecture” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈlektʃər/

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?

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 of “lecture noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)