1 (a) talk on a moral or religious subject, usu given by a clergyman from the pulpit during a religious service 讲道（通常指教士在讲坛上做出的）.
(b) such a talk in printed form （印刷的）讲道文章
*a book of sermons 讲道集.
2 (fig infml 比喻, 口) long talk about moral matters or about sb's faults, etc （对某人的错误等的）一大通教训
*We had to listen to a long sermon about not wasting money. 我们硬着头皮听了一通别浪费钱的大道理.
1100-1200; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin
sermo 'speech, conversation'
a talk given as part of a Christian church service, usually on a religious or moral subjectgive/preach/deliver a sermon (on sth) The vicar gave a sermon on charity.informal
a long talk in which someone tries to give you moral advice that you do not want - used to show disapproval
1. We had to listen to a long sermon about not wasting money. 我们硬著头皮听了一通别浪费钱的大道理.