[n] teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
[n] a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
[n] a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
[v] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic
[v] deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecturing, public lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, speech, talk, talk, talking to, trounce