Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lesson

4 senses of lesson

Sense 1
lesson -- (a unit of instruction; "he took driving lessons")
       => teaching, instruction, pedagogy -- (the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession")

Sense 2
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson -- (punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him")
       => admonition, monition, warning, word of advice -- (cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches")

Sense 3
moral, lesson -- (the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor")
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 4
lesson -- (a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for today")
       => school assignment, schoolwork -- (a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher)

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