reading Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
- his main reading was detective stories
- suggestions for further reading
noun a particular interpretation or performance
- on that reading it was an insult
- he was famous for his reading of Mozart
noun a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
indication; meter reading.
- he could not believe the meter reading
- the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm
noun written material intended to be read
- the teacher assigned new readings
- he bought some reading material at the airport
noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
noun a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
noun a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
- the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems
noun the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
- he has a job meter reading for the gas company
verb interpret something that is written or printed
- read the advertisement
- Have you read Salman Rushdie?
verb have or contain a certain wording or form
- The passage reads as follows
- What does the law say?
verb look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
- The King will read the proclamation at noon
verb obtain data from magnetic tapes
- This dictionary can be read by the computer
verb interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
- She read the sky and predicted rain
- I can't read his strange behavior
- The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball
verb interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
- I read this address as a satire
- How should I take this message?
- You can't take credit for this!
verb be a student of a certain subject
read; study; take; learn.
- She is reading for the bar exam
verb indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
read; record; register; show.
- The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
- The gauge read `empty'
verb audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
- He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year
verb to hear and understand
- I read you loud and clear!
verb make sense of a language
read; translate; understand; interpret.
- She understands French
- Can you read Greek?
- The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
- Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
- A lecture or prelection; public recital.
The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.
- The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
- Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering. Cant
- An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
- Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
- Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
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