1. [ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

"he enjoys reading books"

Related terms: linguistic_process perusal browse skim speed-reading read
2. [ noun ] a particular interpretation or performance

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

Related terms: interpretation take
3. [ noun ] a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
Synonyms: indication meter_reading

"he could not believe the meter reading" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

Related terms: datum clock_time miles_per_hour argue
4. [ noun ] written material intended to be read
Synonyms: reading_material

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

Related terms: written_communication
5. [ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
Synonyms: interpretation version
Related terms: representation exegesis anagoge eisegesis reinterpretation interpret
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7579
7. [ noun ] (government,geography) a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
Related terms: city England Berkshire
8. [ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
Synonyms: recital recitation

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

Related terms: public_speaking read declaim
9. [ noun ] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
Synonyms: meter_reading

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

Related terms: measure measurement read
Similar spelling:   Reding