reading

28 ENTRIES FOUND:

reading

noun

: the act of reading something

: the activity of reading a book, magazine, etc.

: a book, article, etc., that is being read or that is intended to be read

Full Definition of READING

1
:  the act of reading
2
a :  material read or for reading
b :  extent of material read
3
a :  a particular version
b :  data indicated by an instrument
4
a :  a particular interpretation of something (as a law)
b :  a particular performance of something (as a musical work)
5
:  an indication of a certain state of affairs <a study to get some reading of shoppers' preferences>

Examples of READING

  1. The family attended the reading of her will.
  2. The speech ended with a reading from his latest novel.
  3. After several readings, I finally understood the meaning of the poem.
  4. He needs help in reading.
  5. The teacher gave us a list of books for further reading on the subject.
  6. He has done a lot of reading on this subject.
  7. The reading for today is about human cloning.
  8. Moby-Dick is required reading for any scholar of 19th-century American literature.
  9. The pastor selected a reading for tonight's service.

First Known Use of READING

before 12th century

Rhymes with READING

Read·ing

geographical name \ˈre-diŋ\

Definition of READING

1
town E Massachusetts N of Boston pop 23,708
2
city SE Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill pop 81,207
3
town S England of Berkshire pop 122,600

Rhymes with READING

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