from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To lecture or discourse in public.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To discourse publicly; to lecture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To discourse publicly; to lecture.
- transitive v. To read publicly, as a lecture or discourse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To read publicly, as a lecture.
- To read a lecture or discourse in public; hence, to discourse publicly; lecture.
He would prelect over some thriving plant with wonderful enthusiasm, piling reminiscence on reminiscence of former and perhaps yet finer specimens.
Here our friend _Anamnesis_ seemed fatigued, as if he thought he had spun a sufficiently _long yarn_ on the subject; so we prevailed on him to prosecute the walk, as evening was beginning to close in -- not, indeed, without apprehension that he would make a stand at several other interesting plants on which it might suit him to prelect!
A very old and rusty armoury may, as here, be seen any where; but a row of formidable shark skulls, taken along the coast, and some in the very port of Catania, are rarities on which the _ciceroni_ like to prelect, being furnished with many a story of bathers curtailed by them, and secure a large portion of attention, especially if you were just thinking of a dip.
Philosophical congresses meet and argue and go home; Gifford lecturers prelect; yet so far as can be seen there is little sign that the key has been grasped.
Being in Rome, I was naturally desirous of seeing the Father, and hearing him prelect.
The Collegio Romano has a numerous staff of professors, who prelect on theology, logic, history, mathematics, natural philosophy, and other branches.