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English noun: lesson

1. lesson (act) a unit of instruction


SamplesHe took driving lessons.


Broader (hypernym)instruction, pedagogy, teaching


Narrower (hyponym)dance lesson, golf lesson, language lesson, music lesson, tennis lesson


Part meronymclass, course, course of instruction, course of study

2. lesson (communication) punishment intended as a warning to others


SamplesThey decided to make an example of him.


Synonymsdeterrent example, example, object lesson


Broader (hypernym)admonition, monition, warning, word of advice

3. lesson (communication) the significance of a story or event


SamplesThe moral of the story is to love thy neighbor.


Synonymsmoral


Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

4. lesson (act) a task assigned for individual study


SamplesHe did the lesson for today.


Broader (hypernym)school assignment, schoolwork


Narrower (hyponym)example, exercise, history lesson, reading assignment


Part meronymdidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching









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