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Noun: reading  ree-ding
  1. The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"
  2. A particular interpretation or performance
    "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
  3. A datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    "he could not believe the meter reading";
    - meter reading, indication
  4. Written material intended to be read
    "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport";
    - reading material
  5. A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    - interpretation, version
  6. A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
    "the program included songs and readings of well-loved poems";
    - recitation, recital
  7. The act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
    "he has a job meter reading for the gas company";
    - meter reading
Noun: Reading  re-ding
  1. A city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
Verb: read (read)  reed
  1. Interpret something that is written or printed
    "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
  2. Have or contain a certain wording or form
    "The passage reads as follows";
    - say
  3. Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  4. Obtain data from disk or other digital sources
    "This dictionary can be read by the computer";
    - scan
  5. Interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behaviour
    "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behaviour"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
  6. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    "I read this address as a satire";
    - take
  7. Be a student of a certain subject
    "She is reading for the bar exam";
    - learn, study, take
  8. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    "The gauge read 'empty'";
    - register, show, record
  9. (performing arts) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  10. To hear and understand
    "I read you loud and clear!"
  11. Make sense of a language
    "Can you read Greek?";
    - understand, interpret, translate

Sounds like: reads, reeds, eading, reeding

Derived forms: readings

Type of: anticipate, audition, black and white, call, city, construe, data point, datum, feature, forebode, foretell, have, indicate, internal representation, interpret, interpretation, language, linguistic process, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, mental representation, metropolis, mouth, oral presentation, predict, prognosticate, promise, public speaking, representation, see, speak, speaking, speechmaking, talk, try out, understand, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn], utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, written communication, written language

Part of: Berkshire, England

Encyclopedia: Reading, PA MSA

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