from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something to be learned: lessons from observing nature.
- n. A period of instruction; a class.
- n. An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned.
- n. The act or an instance of instructing; teaching.
- n. An experience, example, or observation that imparts beneficial new knowledge or wisdom.
- n. The knowledge or wisdom so acquired.
- n. A rebuke or reprimand.
- n. A reading from the Bible or other sacred text as part of a religious service.
- transitive v. To teach a lesson to; instruct.
- transitive v. To rebuke or reprimand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
- n. A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
- n. Something learned or to be learned.
- n. Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
- n. A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
- v. To give a lesson to; to teach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine.
- n. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction.
- n. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
- n. An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
- transitive v. To teach; to instruct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A reading; a part of a book or writing read (originally aloud) at one time for information or instruction.
- n. Specifically A portion of Scripture or other sacred writing appointed to be read during divine service.
- n. Something to be learned at one time; a task assigned for study and recitation; a division of a text-book, or a particular portion of knowledge of any kind, constituting a single exercise for a pupil.
- n. Instruction conveyed to a pupil at a set time: as, to give lessons in drawing or music.
- n. Something learned, or that may be learned; a special piece of knowledge gained or imparted; an inculcation serving for guidance or for warning.
- n. Severe admonition; reproof; rebuke.
- To give a lesson or lessons to; teach; instruct; prompt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the significance of a story or event
- n. punishment intended as a warning to others
- n. a unit of instruction
- n. a task assigned for individual study
And so we see that the second lesson taught by the Transfiguration was the _lesson of instruction_.
The plain lesson from the Times series is that if educators will not examine their own practice and build on it, someone else will do it for them ... and to them.
The main lesson is that it is surprising that so many people could be fooled.
Another plain lesson from the event which brings us together is the call to thankfulness that our honored President was spared to do his great work.
The rest doesn't really matter much and the lesson is always the same: it is better to bare your soul than to sit clenching your teef.
Note that this lesson is a great, practical way to introduce the possessive in English.
Failure of the pie to teach him a lesson is a result of an insufficient demonstration of force, not a fundamentally flawed strategy. or
This lesson is an especially hard one for Russians themselves, many of whom are still quick to idolize Stalin and discount his crimes.
Bit of a dick who needed to be taught a lesson is my take on it. on March 24, 2008 at 9: 58 am | Reply Notaspecialist
In either case, the lesson is the same: repression is dangerous.