1 period of teaching or learning
good, interesting
driving, English, geography, history, music, piano, swimming, etc.
attend, go to, have, take

I go to Italian lessons at the local college.

I'm taking driving lessons at the moment.

begin, start

She started guitar lessons at the age of 38.

give (sb), offer (sb), provide, take, teach

She gives singing lessons.

They're offering free lessons in computing.

I had to take a biology lesson this afternoon because the biology teacher was away. (BrE)

He doesn't teach very many lessons these days.


Students get lessons on how to organize their study time.


The trouble is that teachers don't prepare their lessons carefully enough.

miss, skip

He got into trouble for skipping lessons.


She was preparing a lesson plan for a class she was teaching.

during a/the lesson

No talking was allowed during the lesson.

in a/the lesson

You can't expect to learn all there is to know about the subject in a 45-minute lesson.

lesson about

a lesson about the Civil War

lesson in

He took lessons in Thai cookery.

lesson on

a lesson on the Roman Empire

lesson with

They have a lesson with Mrs Evans at two o'clock.

2 sth learned through experience
basic, big, good, great, important, salutary, useful, valuable
bitter, hard, painful

It's a hard lesson to learn.

life, moral
object (= a practical example of what you should or should not do in a particular situation)
draw, learn

What lessons can we draw from this unfortunate experience?

teach sb

It taught me some valuable lessons about working with other people.

forget, remember

We need to remember the lessons of history.

lesson from

There are important lessons to be learned from this mistake.

lesson in

I had learned a lesson in respecting the privacy of others.

lesson of

It is dangerous to ignore the lessons of the past.

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  • Lesson — Les son (l[e^]s s n), n. [OE. lessoun, F. le[,c]on lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read, collect. See {Legend}, and cf. {Lection}.] 1. Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesson — [les′ən] n. [ME lessoun < OFr leçon < L lectio, a reading, hence text, lesson < pp. of legere, to read: see LOGIC] 1. something to be learned; specif., a) an exercise or assignment that a student is to prepare or learn within a given… …   English World dictionary

  • Lesson — Les son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lessoned} ( s nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lessoning}.] To teach; to instruct. Shak. [1913 Webster] To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad, Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lesson XX — Género Drama, Romance, Yaoi, Shōjo Estudio Daiei Co. Ltd Lanzamiento 1995 …   Wikipedia Español

  • lesson — [n1] information taught assignment, chalk talk*, class, coaching, drill, education, exercise, homework, instruction, lecture, period, practice, quiz, reading, recitation, schooling, study, task, teaching, test, tutoring; concepts 274,285,287… …   New thesaurus

  • Lesson — (spr. óng), René Primevère, Naturforscher, geb. 20. März 1794 in Rochefort, gest. daselbst 28. April 1849, begleitete 1822–25 den Kapitän Duperrey auf seiner Weltreise auf der Korvette La Coquille und wurde dann Professor der Botanik in Rochefort …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lesson — index caveat, correction (punishment), guidance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lesson — ● lesson Mot anglais signifiant leçon et désignant en Angleterre, aux XVIIe et XVIIIe s., une suite ou sonate pour un ou plusieurs instruments. (J. Dowland, T. Morley, H. Purcell et G. F. Händel sont les principaux auteurs de lessons.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lesson — (n.) early 13c., a reading aloud from the Bible, also something to be learned by a student, from O.Fr. leçon, from L. lectionem (nom. lectio) a reading, noun of action from pp. stem of legere to read (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Transferred… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lesson — (izg. lèsn) m DEFINICIJA 1. glazb. pov. instrumentalno djelo, posebno kompozicije za orgulje (u Engleskoj u 17. i 18. st.) 2. čitanje odlomaka iz svetih knjiga za vrijeme službe u crkvi ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • lesson — ► NOUN 1) a period of learning or teaching. 2) a thing learned. 3) a thing that serves as a warning or encouragement. 4) a passage from the Bible read aloud during a church service. ORIGIN Old French leçon, from Latin legere read …   English terms dictionary

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