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lesson

les·son

lesson

 
 
pronunciation:
le sn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of instruction in which particular things are taught, or a particular thing or set of things that are to be learned or studied.
I have a forty-five-minute piano lesson every Saturday.My first tennis lesson was a disaster, but I'm getting better every week.She's giving French lessons to make some extra money.The book is divided into twelve lessons.
 
similar words:
exercise, material, task
definition 2: a specific assignment to a student.
Have you finished your lessons?
synonyms:
assignment
similar words:
exercise, homework, reading, studies
definition 3: any experience that leads to a gaining of knowledge.
Getting a speeding ticket was a lesson to him.
similar words:
experience
definition 4: a specific example that teaches or improves one.
We can only hope that we've learned from the lessons of history.
synonyms:
example
similar words:
deterrent, hint, message, model, moral, notice, standard, warning
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lessoned, lessoning, lessons
definition 1: to teach.
synonyms:
educate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
similar words:
edify, enlighten, guide, inform
definition 2: to warn or reprimand.
synonyms:
admonish, caution, lecture, reprimand, warn
similar words:
correct, rebuke, reprove
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The words lesson and lessen sound alike but have different meanings.
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