Lesson - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlesn|  American pronunciation of the word lesson
Brit.  |ˈlɛs(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word lesson


- a unit of instruction

he took driving lessons

- punishment intended as a warning to others (syn: example)
- the significance of a story or event (syn: moral)
- a task assigned for individual study

he did the lesson for today


You can't go out to play until you've finished your lessons.

The book is divided into 12 lessons.

She took piano lessons for years.

political leaders who have failed to learn the lessons of history

I've learned my lesson—I'll never do that again!

Let that be a lesson to you—if you don't take better care of your toys they'll get broken!

...would tirelessly lesson the children in proper manners...

We can learn / draw important lesson from this disaster.

She's started taking driving lessons.

Lessons start at 9 o'clock.

I've got a double maths lesson next.

Andrew gives private lessons in Spanish.

There were important lessons to be learned from these discoveries.

The government has failed to learn the lessons of history.

The men's courage and faith is a lesson to us all.

Word forms

singular: lesson
plural: lessons
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