n. Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.n. That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine.n. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction.n. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.n. An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.v. To teach; to instruct.