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 for lesson
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lesson \Les"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lessoned (-s'nd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Lessoning.]
     To teach; to instruct. --Shak.
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           To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad,
           Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad.
                                                    --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lesson \Les"son\ (l[e^]s"s'n), n. [OE. lessoun, F. le[,c]on
     lesson, reading, fr. L. lectio a reading, fr. legere to read,
     collect. See Legend, and cf. Lection.]
     1. 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.
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     2. That which is learned or taught by an express effort;
        instruction derived from precept, experience, observation,
        or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a
        lesson in drawing." A smooth and pleasing lesson."
        --Milton.
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              Emprinteth well this lesson in your mind. --Chaucer.
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     3. A portion of Scripture read in divine service for
        instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
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     4. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
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              She would give her a lesson for walking so late.
                                                    --Sir. P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     5. (Mus.) An exercise; a composition serving an educational
        purpose; a study.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lesson
      n 1: a unit of instruction; "he took driving lessons"
      2: punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to
         make an example of him" [syn: example, deterrent example,
         lesson, object lesson]
      3: the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story
         is to love thy neighbor" [syn: moral, lesson]
      4: a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for
         today"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "lesson":
     admonish, admonishment, admonition, alarm, assignment, call down,
     castigation, caution, caveat, chalk talk, chastening, chastisement,
     chide, chiding, class, correction, deterrent, deterrent example,
     discouragement, discourse, disquisition, drill, example, exemplar,
     exercise, exposition, final notice, final warning, guide, harangue,
     hint, homework, homily, instruction, lecture,
     lecture-demonstration, maxim, message, model, monition, moral,
     moral lesson, morality, moralization, notice, notification,
     object lesson, objurgation, paragon, practice, preachment, precept,
     punishment, rating, reading, rebuke, recital, recitation,
     reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval,
     schooling, scolding, sermon, session, set task, skull session,
     spanking, study, talk, task, teaching, threat, tick off, tip-off,
     tutoring, ultimatum, upbraiding, verbum sapienti, warning,
     warning piece
  
  

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