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Read·ing

 (rĕd′ĭng)
1. A borough of south-central England west of London. Occupied by the Danes in 871, it was chartered in 1253.
2. A city of southeast Pennsylvania on the Schuykill River northwest of Philadelphia. Settled in 1748, it is an important commercial, industrial, and transportation center.

read·ing

 (rē′dĭng)
n.
1. The act or activity of one that reads.
2. The act or practice of rendering aloud written or printed matter: skilled at forensic reading.
3. An official or public recitation of written material: the reading of a will; a reading by the poet of her own works.
4.
a. The specific form of a particular passage in a text: a manuscript with a variant reading.
b. The distinctive interpretation of a work of performing art given by the person or persons performing it.
5. An interpretation or appraisal: He gave us his reading of the situation.
6. Written or printed material: The survivors' account is fascinating reading.
7. The information indicated by a gauge or graduated instrument.

reading

(ˈriːdɪŋ)
n
1.
a. the act of a person who reads
b. (as modifier): a reading room; a reading lamp.
2.
a. ability to read
b. (as modifier): the reading public; a child of reading age.
3. any matter that can be read; written or printed text
4. a public recital or rendering of a literary work
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp where more than one version exists
6. an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written
7. knowledge gained from books: a person of little reading.
8. a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc
9. (Parliamentary Procedure) parliamentary procedure
a. the formal recital of the body or title of a bill in a legislative assembly in order to begin one of the stages of its passage
b. one of the three stages in the passage of a bill through a legislative assembly. See first reading, second reading, third reading
10. (Law) the formal recital of something written, esp a will

Reading

(ˈrɛdɪŋ)
n
1. (Placename) a town in S England, in Reading unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop: 232 662 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop: 144 100 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)

read•ing

(ˈri dɪŋ)

n.
1. the action or practice of a person who reads.
2. the oral interpretation of written language.
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.
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.
adj.
10. pertaining to or used for reading: reading glasses.
11. given to reading: the reading public.
[before 900]

Read•ing

(ˈrɛd ɪŋ)

n.
1. a city in Berkshire, in S England. 137,700.
2. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 76,550.

Reading


dyslexia.
an impairment of the ability to read because of a brain defect. Also called alexia. — dyslexie, adj.
Medicine. 1. a disorder of perception causing objects to seem as if reversed in a mirror.
2. a reading difficulty characterized by confusion between similar but oppositely oriented letters (b-d, etc.) and a tendency to reverse direction in reading. — strephosymbolic, adj.

Readers/Reading

 

See Also: BOOKS

  1. Deprive him [the habitual reader] of printed matter and he grows nervous, moody and restless; then, like the alcoholic bereft of brandy who will drink shellac or methylated spirit, he will make do with the advertisements of a paper five years old; he will make do with a telephone directory —W. Somerset Maugham
  2. A person who cannot read is something like a blind man walking through a pleasant meadow, where there are flowers and fruit trees; there are many pleasant things and many wise and good things printed in books, but we cannot get them unless we read —Timothy Dwight
  3. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body —Sir Richard Steele
  4. The reading of detective stories is an addiction like tobacco or alcohol —W. H. Auden
  5. Reading that is only whimful and desultory amounts to a kind of cultural vagrancy. It neither wets nor fortifies the mind. It merely distracts and tires it like traffic noises on an overcrowded street —John Mason Brown
  6. Reading the same book over and over again is a mechanical exercise like the Tibetan turning of a prayer-wheel —Clifton Fadiman

    See Also: REPETITION

  7. Reads like some people wrestle; she gets involved —François Camoin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic messagereading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"
linguistic process, language - the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
speed-reading - reading at speeds significantly faster than normal
perusal, perusing, poring over, studying - reading carefully with intent to remember
browsing, browse - reading superficially or at random
skim, skimming - reading or glancing through quickly
2.reading - a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
3.reading - a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrumentreading - 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"
data point, datum - an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
clock time, time - a reading of a point in time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
miles per hour, mph - a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel
4.reading - written material intended to be readreading - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
bumf, bumph - reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
5.reading - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of somethingreading - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
reinterpretation - a new or different meaning
anagoge - a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
6.Reading - a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Berkshire - a county in southern England
7.reading - a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
oral presentation, public speaking, speechmaking, speaking - delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"
declamation - recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
8.reading - the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

reading

noun
1. perusal, study, review, examination, inspection, scrutiny This knowledge makes the second reading as enjoyable as the first.
2. learning, education, knowledge, scholarship, erudition, edification, book-learning a man of great imagination, of wide reading and deep learning
4. interpretation, take (informal, chiefly U.S.), understanding, treatment, version, construction, impression, grasp, conception There is a reading of this situation which upsets people.
5. measurement, record, figure, indication The gauge must be giving a faulty reading.
Quotations
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body" [Richard Steele The Tatler]
"Some people say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading" [Logan Pearsall Smith Afterthoughts]
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing" [Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird]

reading

noun
One's artistic conception as shown by the way in which something such as a dramatic role or musical composition is rendered:
Translations
الأرقام والقِياساتالقُدْرَه على القِراءَهقِرَاءَةقِراءَهقِراءَه أمام الجُمْهور
čtenírecitaceúdajčetba
læsningmålingoplæsningvisning
lukemalukeminentulkinta
čitanje
állásfelolvasás
lesturstaîa lesinn af mæliupplestur
読書
독서
čitáreňúdaj
branje
läsning
การอ่าน
sự đọc

reading

[ˈriːdɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= activity) → lectura f
suggestions for further readingsugerencias de lecturas suplementarias
I only know about it from readingtodo lo que sé sobre ello es a través de lo que he leído
2. (also reading matter) the book is or makes interesting readingel libro es or resulta interesante
I'd prefer some light readingpreferiría algo fácil or ameno de leer, preferiría algo que no sea muy pesado de leer
3. (= interpretation) → interpretación f (Cine, Theat) [of part] → lectura f
my reading of the situation is thisasí es como yo interpreto or veo la situación
4. (on thermometer, instrument) → lectura f
to give a true/false reading [instrument] → marcar bien/mal
readings of more than 40°C are commones normal que los termómetros marquen más de 40°C
to take a reading of sthhacer una lectura de algo, leer algo
5. (= passage) → lectura f
6. (= recital) [of play, poem] → recital m
see also play D
see also poetry
7. (Parl) [of bill] → lectura f
the bill has had its first readingel proyecto de ley ha pasado por su primera lectura
to give a bill a second readingleer un proyecto de ley por segunda vez
8. (Jur) [of will, banns] → lectura f
9. (= knowledge) a person of wide readinguna persona muy leída
B. ADJ the reading publicel público que lee, el público lector
he's a great reading manes un hombre que lee mucho, es hombre muy aficionado a la lectura
C. CPD reading age Nnivel m de lectura
he has a reading age of eighttiene el nivel de lectura de un niño de ocho años
reading book Nlibro m de lectura
reading glasses NPLgafas fpl para leer
reading knowledge N she has a reading knowledge of Spanishsabe leer el español
reading lamp, reading light Nlámpara f para leer, lámpara f portátil
reading list Nlista f de lecturas
reading matter, reading material Nmaterial m de lectura
reading room Nsala f de lectura
reading speed Nvelocidad f de lectura

reading

[ˈriːdɪŋ]
n
[books] → lecture f
Reading is one of my hobbies → La lecture est l'un de mes passe-temps.
to make interesting reading → être intéressant(e) à lire
to make depressing reading → être déprimant(e) à lire
to make dull reading → être ennuyeux/euse à lire
(= performance) → lecture m
a poetry reading → une lecture de poésie
(= understanding) → lecture f
my reading of the situation is that ... → ma lecture de la situation est que ...
(on instrument)lecture f
(in church)lecture f
modif [ability, difficulties, habits, lesson, material, skills] → de lecture reading comprehension, reading groupreading age n
he has a reading age of eight → il a le niveau de lecture d'un enfant de huit ansreading book nlivre m de lecturereading comprehension ncompréhension f en lecturereading glasses npllunettes fpl de lecturereading group ngroupe m de lecturereading lamp nlampe f de bureaureading light n (on desk)lampe f de bureau; (in train, plane)liseuse freading list nbibliographie freading material nde quoi lire, de la lecturereading matter nde quoi lire, de la lecture
I've got some reading matter → j'ai de la lecturereading room nsalle f de lecture

reading

n
(= action)Lesen nt
(= reading matter)Lektüre f; this book makes (for) very interesting readingdieses Buch ist sehr interessant zu lesen; have you any light reading?haben Sie eine leichte Lektüre?
(= recital, excerpt)Lesung f; play readingLesen ntmit verteilten Rollen
(= interpretation)Interpretation f, → Verständnis nt
(= variant)Version f
(from meter) → Thermometer-/Barometer-/Zählerstand etc m; (on flight etc instruments) → Anzeige f; (in scientific experiment) → Messwert m; to take a readingden Thermometerstand etc/die Anzeige/den Messwert ablesen; the reading is …das Thermometer etc steht auf …; → die Anzeige/der Messwert ist …
(Parl, of bill) → Lesung f; the Senate gave the bill its first/a second readingder Senat beriet das Gesetz in erster/zweiter Lesung
(= knowledge)Belesenheit f; a man of wide readingein sehr belesener Mann

reading

:
reading age
n a low/high readingein hohes/junges Lesalter; a reading of 7die Lesefähigkeit eines 7-Jährigen
reading book
nLesebuch nt
reading desk
n(Lese)tisch m
reading glass
nLupe f
reading glasses
plLesebrille f
reading head
n (Comput) → Lesekopf m
reading knowledge
n to have a reading of SpanishSpanisch lesen können
reading lamp
nLeselampe f
reading list
nLeseliste f
reading matter
nLesestoff m
reading public
nLeserschaft f, → Leser pl
reading room
nLesesaal m
reading speed
n (of child, Comput) → Lesegeschwindigkeit f

reading

[ˈriːdɪŋ] n
a. (gen) → lettura; (of proofs) → correzione f
I like reading → mi piace leggere
b. (interpretation) → interpretazione f; (of original text, manuscript) → lezione f
c. (of thermometer) → lettura
to take a reading → prendere or fare una lettura
d. (recital, of play, poem) → reading m inv
to give a poetry reading → tenere un reading di poesia

read

(riːd) past tense, past participle read (red) verb
1. to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs). Have you read this letter?; Can your little girl read yet?; Can anyone here read Chinese?; to read music; I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.
2. to learn by reading. I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.
3. to read aloud, usually to someone else. I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed; I read to her before she goes to bed.
4. to pass one's time by reading books etc for pleasure etc. I don't have much time to read these days.
5. to study (a subject) at a university etc.
6. to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it. I can't read the clock without my glasses; The nurse read the thermometer.
7. to be written or worded; to say. His letter reads as follows: `Dear Sir, ...'
8. (of a piece of writing etc) to make a (good, bad etc) impression. This report reads well.
9. (of dials, instruments etc) to show a particular figure, measurement etc. The thermometer reads –5C.
10. to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript. There is one error on this page – For `two yards', read `two metres'; `Two yards long' should read `two metres long'.
noun
the act, or a period, of reading. I like a good read before I go to sleep.
ˈreadable adjective
(negative unreadable).
1. easy or pleasant to read. I don't usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.
2. able to be read. Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
ˈreadableness noun
ˌreadaˈbility noun
ˈreader noun
1. a person who reads books, magazines etc. He's a keen reader.
2. a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc. The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.
3. a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language. a Latin reader.
ˈreadership noun
the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc.
ˈreading noun
1. the act of reading.
2. the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment. a poetry reading.
3. the ability to read. The boy is good at reading.
4. the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc. The reading on the thermometer was –5 C.
reading-
1. for the purpose of reading. reading-glasses; a reading-room in a library.
2. for learning to read. a reading-book.
ˈreading material noun
a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one's studies.
ˈreading matter noun
something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters). There's a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
ˈread-outplural ˈread-outs noun
data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape.
read between the lines
to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated.
read off
to read from a dial, instrument etc. The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on
to continue to read; to read further. He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out
to read aloud. Read out the answers to the questions.
read over/through
to read from beginning to end. I'll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.

reading

قِرَاءَة čtení læsning Lesen ανάγνωση lectura lukeminen lecture čitanje lettura 読書 독서 lezen avlesing czytanie leitura чтение läsning การอ่าน okuma sự đọc 阅读

read·ing

n. lectura;
___ glassesanteojos, espejuelos, gafas para leer;
___ disorderstrastornos o impedimentos en la ___.

reading

n (of an instrument) lectura
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You see I felt ashamed of my present, after reading and talking about being good this morning, so I ran round the corner and changed it the minute I was up, and I'm so glad, for mine is the handsomest now.
He had just jumped to his feet, hurried past Will Henderson who was reading proof in the printshop and started to run along the alleyway.
But this isn't that," and Tom picked up the magazine and leafed it to find the article he had been reading.
Almost every day she came running across the prairie to have her reading lesson with me.
Seating himself in a wicker rocker which was there, he once more applied himself to the task of reading the newspaper.
Inside the railed enclosure a lawyer was reading a typewritten speech.
Remembering his early love of poetry and fiction, she unlocked a bookcase, and took down several books that had been excellent reading in their day.
Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity -- and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up from these dry bones an image of the old towns brighter aspect, when India was a new region, and only Salem knew the way thither -- I chanced to lay my hand on a small package, carefully done up in a piece of ancient yellow parchment.
These magic books and the poetic scrawl were forthwith consigned to the flames by Hans Van Ripper; who, from that time forward, determined to send his children no more to school; observing that he never knew any good come of this same reading and writing.
They had never, I think, wanted to do so many things for their poor protectress; I mean--though they got their lessons better and better, which was naturally what would please her most-- in the way of diverting, entertaining, surprising her; reading her passages, telling her stories, acting her charades, pouncing out at her, in disguises, as animals and historical characters, and above all astonishing her by the "pieces" they had secretly got by heart and could interminably recite.
This savage was the only person present who seemed to notice my entrance; because he was the only one who could not read, and, therefore, was not reading those frigid inscriptions on the wall.
It seemed to him good and reasonable doctrine, and accorded well with the settled and thoughtful habit which he had acquired from the reading of that same book.

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