Definitions for: Reading


[n] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
[n] the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"
[n] 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"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
[n] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
[n] written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
[n] a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
[n] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
[n] a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England



Webster (1913) Definition: Read"ing, n.
1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or
written matter to be read.

2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of
extensive reading.

3. A lecture or prelection; public recital.

The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.
--Hooker.

4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or
passage presented by a documentary authority; lection;
version.

5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of
rendering. [Cant]

6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated
instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.

Reading of a bill (Legislation), its normal recital, by the
proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.


Read"ing, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.

2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.

Reading book, a book for teaching reading; a reader.

Reading desk, a desk to support a book while reading; esp.,
a desk used while reading the service in a church.

Reading glass, a large lens with more or less magnifying
power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc.

Reading man, one who reads much; hence, in the English
universities, a close, industrious student.

Reading room, a room appropriated to reading; a room
provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which
persons resort.

Synonyms: indication, interpretation, meter reading, meter reading, reading material, recital, recitation, version

See Also: anagoge, Berkshire, browse, browsing, city, clock time, data point, datum, eisegesis, England, exegesis, internal representation, interpretation, language, linguistic process, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, mental representation, metropolis, miles per hour, mph, oral presentation, perusal, perusing, poring over, public speaking, reinterpretation, representation, skim, skimming, speaking, speechmaking, speed-reading, studying, time, urban center, written communication, written language

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