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To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
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Meaning of "lectern" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LECTERN

From Old French lettrun, from Late Latin lectrum, ultimately from legere to read.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LECTERN

lectern  [ˈlɛktən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LECTERN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lectern is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LECTERN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lectern

Lectern

A lectern is a reading desk, with a slanted top, usually placed on a stand or affixed to some other form of support, on which documents or books are placed as support for reading aloud, as in a scripture reading, lecture, or sermon. To facilitate eye-contact and improve posture when facing an audience, lecterns may have adjustable height and slant. People generally use lecterns while standing. In pre-modern usage, the word lectern was used to refer specifically to the "reading desk or stand... from which the Scripture lessons ... are chanted or read." One 1905 dictionary states that "the term is properly applied only to the class mentioned as independent of the pulpit." By the 1920s, however, the term was being used in a broader sense, for example, in reference to a memorial service in Carnegie Hall, it was stated that "the lectern from which the speakers talked was enveloped in black."...

Definition of lectern in the English dictionary

The definition of lectern in the dictionary is a reading desk or support in a church. Other definition of lectern is any similar desk or support.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LECTERN


acton
ˈæktən
aeroplankton
ˈɛərəʊˌplæŋktən
Clacton
ˈklæktən
Clacton-on-Sea
ˈklæktən
cryoplankton
ˌkraɪəʊˈplæŋktən
Fredericton
ˈfrɛdrɪktən
fructan
ˈfrʌktən
hacqueton
ˈhæktən
holoplankton
ˌhɒləˈplæŋktən
insectan
ɪnˈsektən
meroplankton
ˌmɛrəʊˈplæŋktən
microplankton
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌplæŋktən
Moncton
ˈmɒŋktən
nannoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
nanoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
octan
ˈɒktən
phytoplankton
ˌfaɪtəˈplæŋktən
plankton
ˈplæŋktən
Stockton
ˈstɒktən
zooplankton
ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LECTERN

lectin
lection
lectionaries
lectionary
lectisternia
lectisternium
lector
lectorate
lectorship
lectotype
lectress
lecture
lecture course
lecture hall
lecture notes
lecture room
lecture theatre
lecturer
lectureship

WORDS THAT END LIKE LECTERN

altern
Chinese lantern
eastern
extern
Far Eastern
intern
Kaiserslautern
lantern
Middle Eastern
Midwestern
morgenstern
northeastern
northwestern
pattern
sewing pattern
southeastern
southwestern
stern
tern
western

Synonyms and antonyms of lectern in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lectern» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LECTERN

Find out the translation of lectern to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lectern from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lectern» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

讲台
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

atril
570 millions of speakers

English

lectern
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ज्ञानतीठ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منبر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аналой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atril
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গান গাইবার, ভাষণ দেবার সময় ব্যবহারের জন্য এক ধরনের হেলানো ডেস্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lutrin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lectern
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rednerpult
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

講義台
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강의대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lectern
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giá để kinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இதனூடாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेक्चर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kürsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

leggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mównica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аналой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pupitru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναλόγιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kateder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

talarstol
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

talerstol
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lectern

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LECTERN»

The term «lectern» is regularly used and occupies the 91.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LECTERN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lectern» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lectern» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lectern

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QUOTES WITH «LECTERN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lectern.
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Sarah Palin
To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LECTERN»

Discover the use of lectern in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lectern and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Leaving the lectern: cooperative learning and the critical ...
This book records the story of how one professor at a research university used a form of active learning to change the way he taught—from traditional lecture and examinations to cooperative learning and student projects.
Dean A. McManus, 2005
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NRSV Lectern Anglicized with Apocrypha Black Imitation NR932TAB
A traditionally bound Lectern Bible using the NRSV Anglicized Edition, bound in black imitation leather over boards.
Baker Publishing Group, 2008
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Kripke : Names, Necessity, and Identity: Names, Necessity, ...
To refresh our memory: If someone protests, regarding the lectern, that it could after all have turned out to be made of ice, and therefore could have been made of ice, I would reply that what he means is that a lectern could have looked just like ...
Christopher Hughes, 2004
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How to Run Seminars and Workshops: Presentation Skills for ...
If you want to smile more, post the word "smile" on the lectern. Even though you may be turning pages in the curriculum, the word smile remains in place. Often, correcting problems starts by becoming more conscious of them. The note will ...
Robert L. Jolles, 1993
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KJV Lectern Black Goatskin Leather over boards KJ986:XB
Cambridge's KJV Lectern Edition embodies 400 years of skill and craftsmanship. It has been specifically designed for public reading and would make an exceptional gift for a church.
Cambridge University Press, 1995
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Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
A lectern is what you stand hehind and a podium is what you stand on. However, people use hoth these terms to mean the same thing — a hig hox hetween you and the audience! Imagine if you wore a lectern to work each day! But you don't.
Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Tom Mucciolo, 2001
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Hermeneutics and Reflection: Heidegger and Husserl on the ...
After we find inappropriate the first and second answers to the question of what we actually see when we see the lectern in the auditorium, where we listen or speak, there follows a third answer, one that says what we truly see, but this time in ...
Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann, 2013
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Power of Communication,The: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire ...
Often leaders need to speak on a stage, usually standing behind a lectern. The lectern presents its own challenges. The first is that it's easy for the lectern to diminish the speaker's presence. Speakers who grasp the lectern, seemingly for dear ...
Helio Fred Garcia, 2012
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Companion's Quest
He let his eyes move slowly around this familiar old room and slowly a picture of Gaidar standing in front of the silver lectern formed in his mind. He moved towards the lectern, looking at it with a critical air. It was constructed of smooth, ...
L. Lee, 2008
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A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation ...
Moreover, in a large group presentation, the lectern may be the only source for a microphone (if wireless microphones are unavailable). The challenge with the lectern is that it usually covers 60 percent or more of your body and allows for little ...
Leila Jahangiri, Tom Mucciolo, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LECTERN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lectern is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oregon native set to appear on 'Jeopardy!' this week - Toledo Blade
She had dreamed since eighth grade of standing behind a Jeopardy! lectern and pressing the buzzer to answer a question on the long-running ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
2
At county-funded funerals, 15-minute sermons set the stage for eternity
There are no flowers. A big man in a dark suit strides to a wooden lectern. The music falls to a whisper. "Thank you for being here," he says. «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
8 Presentation Tips For Donald Trump - Business 2 Community
It's really hard to do that when you're clasping a lectern. Using one separates you from your audience so do yourself a favor and ditch it. 2. «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
4
Bernie Sanders vaults from fringe to the heart of the fray - Nation …
“Nothing will get done unless millions of people stand up and roundly proclaim enough is enough,” Sanders said, gripping the lectern with both ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Rural church weathers storms, changing demographics | The Daily …
The lectern has a broken board in its base, it's true. A painting of the resurrected Christ, paint peeling from its frame, is at one side of the altar. «Daily Republic, Jul 15»
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Spin Control: Governor's actions seal legislative action - Spokesman …
Instead he joined the happy crowd behind the lectern as various people spoke in pre-signing exhortations. Among them, Sen. Curtis King, a ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»
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McElroy: Plenty of topics to discuss at ACC media days - Richmond …
Just a few items that'll be discussed in two days of nonstop college football talk from radio row to the coaches' lectern and to the buffet and ... «Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jul 15»
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Panthers CB Josh Norman doesn't slow down in offseason | The …
Norman leans on the lectern and gets into character. He says that when he was on the track his crew chief called him on the car radio. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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Hundreds mourn slain Easton man, vow to fight street violence …
Ron Bader set the tone as he approached the funeral home lectern, arms raised and index fingers pointed to the heavens. "Wooooo, Kory," he ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»
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Barack Obama's long game – POLITICO
Much of the time, he fielded questions in a relaxed posture, leaning on the lectern with one elbow, but some of his answers were emphatic ... «Politico, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lectern [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lectern>. Jul 2020 ».
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