What does the word lecture mean?

Usage examples for lecture

  1. " You dare to lecture me," said the Man, " me, the heir of all the ages, as the poet called me. – The Mahatma and the Hare by H. Rider Haggard
  2. In any case, I can give my lecture again any time, but none of us may ever have another opportunity of hearing Colonel Ray. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. Every audience has a different temperature, and that makes a lecture go differently before every audience. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette