3. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
4. (Eng. Universities) A rehearsal of a lesson.
(Lec"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lectured (-turd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lecturing.]
1. To read or deliver a lecture to.
2. To reprove formally and with authority.
(Lec"ture), v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures.
(Lec"tur*er) n. One who lectures; an assistant preacher.
(Lec"ture*ship), n. The office of a lecturer.
(Lec"turn) n. [LL. lectrinum, fr. lectrum; cf. L. legere, lectum, to read.] A choir desk, or
reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read; hence,
a reading desk. [Written also lectern and lettern.] Fairholt.
(||Lec"y*this) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 3 an oil flask.] (Bot.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian,
of the order Myrtaceæ, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. Lecythis Zabucajo yields the
delicious sapucaia nuts. L. Ollaria produces the monkey-pots, its capsules. Its bark separates into thin
sheets, like paper, used by the natives for cigarette wrappers.
Led captain. An obsequious follower or attendant. [Obs.] Swift. Led horse, a sumpter horse, or
a spare horse, that is led along.
(Led) imp. & p. p. of Lead.
(Led"en Led"den) (-d'n) n. [AS. leden, lyden, language, speech. Cf. Leod.] Language; speech; voice; cry.
[Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
(Ledge) n. [Akin to AS. licgan to lie, Icel. liggja; cf. Icel. lögg the ledge or rim at the bottom of
a cask. See Lie to be prostrate.] [Formerly written lidge.]
1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a
projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
3. A layer or stratum.
The lowest ledge or row should be of stone.Sir H. Wotton.
4. (Mining) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
5. (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
(Ledge"ment) n. See Ledgment.
(Ledg"er) n. [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie.
See Lie to be prostrate.]
1. A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business
transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads.
[Written also leger.]