Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of READING

Pronunciation:  'reding, 'reeding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
  2. [n]  the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"
  3. [n]  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. [n]  a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  5. [n]  written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
  6. [n]  a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
  7. [n]  a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
  8. [n]  a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

READING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: indication, interpretation, meter reading, meter reading, reading material, recital, recitation, version
 See Also: anagoge, Berkshire, browse, browsing, city, clock time, data point, datum, eisegesis, England, exegesis, internal representation, interpretation, language, linguistic process, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, mental representation, metropolis, miles per hour, mph, oral presentation, perusal, perusing, poring over, public speaking, reinterpretation, representation, skim, skimming, speaking, speechmaking, speed-reading, studying, time, urban center, written communication, written language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Read"ing\, n.
    1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or
       written matter to be read.
    2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of
       extensive reading.
    3. A lecture or prelection; public recital.
             The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.
    4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or
       passage presented by a documentary authority; lection;
    5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of
       rendering. [Cant]
    6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated
       instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
    {Reading of a bill} (Legislation), its normal recital, by the
       proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.
  2. \Read"ing\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
    2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
    {Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader.
    {Reading desk}, a desk to support a book while reading; esp.,
       a desk used while reading the service in a church.
    {Reading glass}, a large lens with more or less magnifying
       power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc.
    {Reading man}, one who reads much; hence, in the English
       universities, a close, industrious student.
    {Reading room}, a room appropriated to reading; a room
       provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which
       persons resort.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are reading means that you need to obtain more information or knowledge before making a decision. You should review your thoughts, think things through and consider other options. Dreaming that you or someone is reading incoherently means worries and disappointments.