• A frog lectures a group of other frogs while they watch some fighting bulls
    A frog lectures a group of other frogs while they watch some fighting bulls
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lecturer a public lecturer at certain universities
    • n lecturer someone who lectures professionally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Human babies are born 2 months prematurely for our size and lifespan, to accomodate for the fact that we have large brains during birth. (Got this off my lecture).
    • n Lecturer One who lectures; an assistant preacher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.
    • n lecturer One who reads or pronounces lectures; a professor or other instructor who delivers formal discourses for the instruction of others.
    • n lecturer In the Ch. of Eng., one of a class of preachers not rectors, vicars, or curates, chosen in some parishes by the vestry or chief inhabitants of the parish, with the consent of the incumbent, and supported by voluntary subscriptions and legacies. Lecturers usually preach at evening prayer on Sunday, and sometimes officiate on some stated day during the week.
    • n lecturer In English and American colonial history, a person appointed by municipal or parish authority to deliver a periodical lecture, usually on Sundays or market-days.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lecturer one who lectures: one of a class of preachers in the Church of England, chosen by the vestry and supported by voluntary contributions
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  • Rev. W. A. Spooner
    Rev. W. A. Spooner
    “Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain.”
  • Ben Elton
    Ben Elton
    “People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you most.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Lection.


In literature:

I noticed, further, that there was a great deal in the title of the lecture.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Savonarola was sent to Saint Mark's merely as a teacher and lecturer.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Afterwards in the drawing-room he gave a lecture.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Accordingly last Thursday fortnight, after lecturing here, I packed up, and started (not this time alone) for the North.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Having spare time, he began public lectures on the sciences, confining himself from 1807 to chemistry.
"James Cutbush" by Edgar F. Smith
The following Thursday night Tom called at the Whitmans' to rehearse the lecture.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
So that fixes me, I suppose, to come back for divinity lectures in the autumn.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He said that he was going to Kiel to deliver his trial lecture at the university.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A few nights later, as they sat together, Baird and Latimer spoke of this incident and of the lecture it had followed upon.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I remember to have heard him deliver a lecture on German philosophy, and I thought it excellently good.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown

In poetry:

Lots of folk live on their wits:
Lecturers, lispers,
Losers, loblolly-men, louts-
They don't end as paupers;
"Toads" by Philip Larkin
The trees, whose foliage fell away,
And with the summer died,
He thought an image of decay
Might lecture human pride:
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
You asked me once a little thing,—
A lecture or a song
To hear with you; and yet I thought
To find my whole life long
"Apple-Blossoms" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
I thought the lecture somewhat long,
Impatient for its ending;
When, sudden, came a burst of song!
It was the lark ascending.
"The Owl And The Lark" by Alfred Austin
Now Jordan's land of promise is the burden of my song,
Perhaps you've heard him lecture, and blow about it strong;
To hear him talk you'd think it was a heaven upon earth,
But listen and I'll tell you now the plain unvarnished truth.
"Immigration" by Anonymous Oceania
''Pon my word,' replied the Student, 'this is coming
it too strong:
I can sketch a bit at Lecture, and can sing a comic song;
But my head with all these subjects 'tis impossible to cram;
So, my beautiful Aesthesis, you must take me as I am.'
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Democratic Senator lectures evenly split Virginia Senate about partisanship.
Opera lectures and in his program notes.
The guest lecturer for "The Case against Indiana's Methods of Selecting Judges," is Stephen J Ware, professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.
Students upset she didn't cover up while lecturing.
First-year medical students listen to a biochemistry lecture at Florida State University College of Medicine in 2005.
Then came the online video of his lecture, a hit on YouTube and Google Video.
On the evening of June 23, a meeting of senior staff took place in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at the Institute of Child Health to discuss recent adverse publicity about Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The Campbellsville University School of Theology will be hosting its annual Holy Week Lecture on Monday, March 29.
Other academics that will join Bradley for the lectures include Mary Louise Bringle, president of the Hymn Society and professor at Brevard (N.
In this one-day lecture Myrna Goldberger compares some of the past scandalous presidential elections to these other tales of political campaigning.
Photographer Harry von Stark presents a slide lecture on his works, including chronicling the demolition of the Elwha River Dam, at 7 pm Tuesday, Nov 9, at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responds to questions Monday, Oct 1, 2012, following a lecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin delivers an ill-timed lecture according to Bill.
Thousands of previously unreleased recordings of lectures and writings by Scientology founder L.

In science:

The essential calculations are very similar to the ones in Ra jeev’s lectures and for the geometry basic ideas are already in [17, 13], we also recommend the article for a good discussion.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
Takens, in Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 894, Ed. D. A.
A mechanism for randomness
Lecture notes for the summer school in Algebraic Geometry in Cortona, 1995.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
Sands, The Feynmann Lectures on Physics (Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1963) Vol.
Parrondo Games and Quantum Algorithms
Soul´e, Lectures on Arakelov geometry, Cambridge Univ.
Higher arithmetic K-theory