Character 7
Hyphenation read ing
Pronunciations /ˈɹidiŋ/

Definitions and meanings of "Reading"

What do we mean by reading?

The act or activity of one that reads. noun

The act or practice of rendering aloud written or printed matter. noun

An official or public recitation of written material. noun

The specific form of a particular passage in a text. noun

The distinctive interpretation of a work of performing art given by the person or persons performing it. noun

An interpretation or appraisal. noun

Written or printed material. noun

The information indicated by a gauge or graduated instrument. noun

Inclined to read; having a taste for reading; of a studious disposition: as, a reading community.

The act of interpreting; interpretation; exposition, as of a riddle or dream; interpretation of signs, marks, or the like; a rendering or discovery of what is signified by the state or marking of an instrument, by arbitrary signs of any kind, or by the existing condition or action of anything: as, the readings of a steam-indicator; a correct reading of the sky (as to weather), or of a person's countenance or proceedings. noun

The particular interpretation given to a composition of any kind, an event or a series of events, etc.; also, a rendering in speech, act, or performance; delineation; representation. noun

The act of perusing that which is written or printed; perusal. noun

The utterance or recital of recorded words, either from the record (as a printed page) or from memory; specifically, a public lection or lecture: as, to give readings from the poets, or upon law or philosophy. See read, intransitive verb, 6. noun

That which is read or to be read; any written or printed medium of thought or intelligence; recorded matter or material. noun

The indication of a graduated instrument: as, the reading of a barometer. noun

Textual structure or construction; a form, expression, or collocation in a writing, or in a particular copy or impression of it; a version: as, the various readings of a passage in Shakspere; the reading seems to be corrupt. noun

The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read. noun

Study of books; literary scholarship. noun

A lecture or prelection; public recital. noun

To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.

To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.

To read work(s) written by (a named author).

To interpret, or infer a meaning, significance, thought, intention, etc. from.

To consist of certain text.

Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.

To substitute (a corrected piece of text in place of an erroneous one); used to introduce an emendation of a text.

(usually ironic) Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term.

To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.

To observe and comprehend (a displayed signal)

(except Scotland) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.

To fetch data from (a storage medium, etc.).

To think, believe; to consider (that).

To advise; to counsel. See rede.

To tell; to declare; to recite.

To recognise (someone) as being transgender.

To call attention to the flaws of (someone) in either a playful, a taunting, or an insulting way.

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The word "reading" in example sentences

If an originalist reading of the Constitution does not reveal such a liberty — relying on the received meaning of the ­Constitution's words at the time they were ­written — Justice Kennedy's moral ­reading does. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But for this Saturday, I agreed to do a reading just so I can bring Michael and introduce him to a *poetry reading*. ❋ Unknown (2009)

[Illustration: "A Solemn Gentleman, with a troublesome cough, reading aloud to his Wife."] _Miss P. _ (_standing opposite "The Flight into Egypt" reading_). ❋ Various (N/A)

When we consider the extreme cheapness of books in the United States, and the enormous price of them in this country, the facilities of reading them there, and the difficulty attending it here from the above cause, I have no hesitation in saying, that as a _reading nation_, the ❋ Frederick Marryat (1820)

His own reading was inconsiderable; and he used to say, that if he had spent as much time in _reading_ as other men of learning, he should have been as _ignorant_ as they. ❋ Isaac Disraeli (1807)

Generally the secret to reading lots of books is *consistent reading* eg I cannot say I have watched a movie end to end this year, I just sped forward through several I tried but bored me quickly, I have no clue what's on TV except from online headlines and gaming is something I help my son with once in a while with but never play for myself - so if you think of all the TV/gaming/movie time translated into book reading time and you will see that 2-4 hours of reading daily is achievable and consistent with family, work... and good book selection/mix so you always have books that fit your mood, you do not get burned out on one genre... ❋ Liviu (2009)

reading assignments •access the learning materials •Students know the general scope of • learning materials •access the reading the learning unit •learning activities •Students start thinking about the assignments •assignments •access the supplementary learning unit content ❋ Unknown (2009)

Avoid all products containing polyurethane foam with a label reading TB117, which means it has likely been treated with toxic flame retardants. ❋ Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff (2012)

I wanted to be involved because I know that Indonesians 'interest in reading is low. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I freely admit that my weakness in reading is elegant use of language - not florid or call-attention-to-itself styles but rather a straightforward mastery of Creating the Illusion without getting in the way. ❋ Unknown (2010)

On a table near the door, a Magic 8 Ball was affixed with a label reading "decision-making process." ❋ Sam Schechner (2011)

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