Definitions for readingˈrɛd ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

read•ingˈri dɪŋ(n.)

  1. the action or practice of a person who reads.

  2. the oral interpretation of written language.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. the interpretation given in the performance of a dramatic part, musical composition, etc.

  4. the extent to which a person has read; literary knowledge.

  5. matter read or for reading:

    light reading.

  6. the form or version of a given passage in a particular text:

    the various readings of a line in Shakespeare.

  7. an instance or occasion in which a text or literary work is read or recited in public.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. an interpretation given to anything:

    What is your reading of the situation?

  9. the indication of a graduated instrument:

    The thermometer reading is 101.2°F.

  10. (adj.)pertaining to or used for reading:

    reading glasses.

  11. given to reading:

    the reading public.

Origin of reading:

bef. 900

Read•ingˈrɛd ɪŋ(n.)

  1. a city in Berkshire, in S England. 137,700.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 76,550.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reading(noun)

    the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

    "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"

  2. reading(noun)

    a particular interpretation or performance

    "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

  3. reading, meter reading, indication(noun)

    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"

  4. reading, reading material(noun)

    written material intended to be read

    "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"

  5. interpretation, reading, version(noun)

    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

  6. Reading(noun)

    a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

  7. recitation, recital, reading(noun)

    a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

    "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

  8. reading, meter reading(noun)

    the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments

    "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reading(noun)ˈrɛd ɪŋ

    the activity of getting information or entertainment from books, magazines, etc.

    The kids enjoy reading.

  2. readingˈrɛd ɪŋ

    sb's ability to read

    His reading has improved greatly.

  3. readingˈrɛd ɪŋ

    books, articles, etc. that give information on a subject

    a list giving the reading for the class

  4. readingˈrɛd ɪŋ

    the act of recording a measurement

    a temperature reading

  5. readingˈrɛd ɪŋ

    the way sb understands a situation; = interpretation

    the president's reading of events abroad

Wiktionary

  1. reading(Noun)

    The process of interpreting written language.

  2. reading(Noun)

    The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.

  3. reading(Noun)

    A value indicated by a measuring device.

    a speedometer reading.

  4. reading(Noun)

    A meeting where written material is read aloud.

    a poetry reading.

  5. reading(Noun)

    An interpretation.

    a reading of the current situation.

  6. reading(Adjective)

    Made or used for reading.

    reading glasses.

  7. Reading(ProperNoun)

    A town in Berkshire, England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reading

    of Read

  2. Reading(noun)

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

  3. Reading(noun)

    study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading

  4. Reading(noun)

    a lecture or prelection; public recital

  5. Reading(noun)

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

  6. Reading(noun)

    manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering

  7. Reading(noun)

    an observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer

  8. Reading(adj)

    of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading

  9. Reading(adj)

    addicted to reading; as, a reading community

Freebase

  1. Reading

    Reading is a large town and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. It is located in the Thames Valley at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, and on both the Great Western Main Line railway and the M4 motorway. Reading is located 36 miles east from Swindon, 24 miles south from Oxford, 36 miles west of central London, and 14 miles north from Basingstoke. The Borough of Reading has a population of 145,700 and the town formed the largest part of the Reading/Wokingham Urban Area which had a population of 369,804. The town is currently represented in the UK parliament by two members, and has been continuously represented there since 1295. For ceremonial purposes the town is in the county of Berkshire and has served as its county town since 1867, previously sharing this status with Abingdon-on-Thames. The first evidence for Reading as a settlement dates from the 8th century. Reading was an important centre in the medieval period, as the site of Reading Abbey, a monastery with strong royal connections. The town was seriously impacted by the English Civil War, with a major siege and loss of trade, and played a pivotal role in the Revolution of 1688, with that revolution's only significant military action fought on the streets of the town. The 19th century saw the coming of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town's brewing, baking and seed growing businesses.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Reading

    capital of Berkshire, on the Kennet, 36 m. N. of London; a town of considerable historic interest; was ravaged by the Danes; has imposing ruins of a 12th-century Benedictine abbey, &c.; was besieged and taken by Essex in the Civil War (1643); birthplace of Archbishop Laud; has an important agricultural produce-market, and its manufactures include iron-ware, paper, sauce, and biscuits.

  2. Reading

    capital of Berks Co., Pennsylvania, on the Schuylkill River, 58 m. NW. of Philadelphia; has flourishing iron and steel works; population includes a large German settlement.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reading' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2209

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reading' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1445

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reading' in Nouns Frequency: #855


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

reading(noun)

the act of reading.

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