What does the word lesson mean?

Usage examples for lesson

  1. There stands your lesson for four years to come, if you can learn it in that time. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. When I was a boy larnin' to shoot, sais father to me, one day, 'Sam, ' sais he, 'I'll give you a lesson in gunnin' that's worth knowin'. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  3. For a moment I feared that he was going to give me an object lesson in the 'visitations' of which I had heard so much. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh