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Definitions of reading

  1.   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
  2.   a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  3.   the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments he has a job meter reading for the gas company
  4.   a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
  5.   the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message he enjoys reading books
  6.   written material intended to be read the teacher assigned new readings he bought some reading material at the airport
  7.   a particular interpretation or performance on that reading it was an insult he was famous for his reading of Mozart
  8.   a public instance of reciting or repeating from memory something prepared in advance the program included songs and recitations of well loved poems
  9.   of Read
  10.   The act of one who reads perusal also printed or written matter to be read
  11.   Study of books literary scholarship as a man of extensive reading
  12.   A lecture or prelection public recital
  13.   The way in which anything reads force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority lection version
  14.   Manner of reciting or acting a part on the stage way of rendering
  15.   An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument as the reading of a barometer
  16.   Of or pertaining to the act of reading used in reading
  17.   Addicted to reading as a reading community
  18.   Perusal of written or printed matter study of books scholarship public recital as to give readings from the poets form of a particular passage in a book as various readings of a passage in Shakespeare written or printed matter to be perused manner of interpreting as an actor's reading of his lines that which is shown by a scientific instrument as the reading of a gas meter
  19.   Addicted to reading
  20.   Act of reading persual study of books public or formal recital the way in which a passage reads an interpretation of a passage or work
  21.   Perusal recital interpretation or language of a passage
  22.   The act of one who reads study
  23.   That which is read exact form of a passage or word in a given book interpretation rendering
  24.   Addicted to or devoted to reading
  25.   The act of reading study of books a lecture a public recital the way in which a passage reads interpretation and rendering the formal recital of a bill by the proper officer before the legislative body which is to consider it
  26.   A perusal a public recital a lecture a given word or passage as it reads in a particular MS or printed book a version or interpretation of a particular passage in a book as conveying the true meaning of its author the formal recital of a bill before Parliament as first reading

Antonyms for reading

ignorance, illiteracy.

Quotes of reading

  1. There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do It is when they are in love and reading a love letter – Mortimer Adler
  2. When you cease from labour fill up your time in reading meditation and prayer and while your hands are labouring let your heart be employed as much as possible in divine thoughts – David Brainerd
  3. We gather for prayer and reading the Bible and singing the songs of David – William Brewster
  4. In terms of the idea of long -term occupation I have been reading a little bit more about this period and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of – Edwidge Danticat
  5. Easy reading is damn hard writing – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works – James Joyce
  7. After reading Eminem's autobiography which I did because I'm so interested in him as an artist I respect him a lot Even though he seems angry and mad he's had to fight so many demons in his life – Taryn Manning
  8. I think reading is important for a variety of things I mean first of all it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world But also it helps your imagination – Breckin Meyer
  9. No entertainment is so cheap as reading nor any pleasure so lasting – Mary Wortley Montagu
  10. By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the trees with a sense of security which I could never find indoors – Kenzaburo Oe
  11. Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me It makes music like mathematics – Robert Quine
  12. Now that I'm taking some time off from school I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors directors and writers from the '40s and '50s – Fred Savage
  13. My personal hobbies are reading listening to music and silence – Edith Sitwell
  14. Mostly I was only interested in television as a kid and the majority of reading material I collected was an adjunct to that central concern comic books and magazines included – Chris Ware
  15. I'd like to encourage people to please keep reading -and most importantly to please keep trying new writers The only way we can bring fresh new material into the field is if people go out and buy it – Terri Windling

Usage examples for reading

  1. All the time that you were reading – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  2. “ Rennie was reading this all wrong – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  3. She's been reading – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  4. About four years ago I began a work which had cost me very much thought and reading – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  5. It was the same with her reading – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  6. Do go on reading – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  7. “ I had been reading the note again – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. And he has saved me the trouble of reading more – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. “ I think you were reading his message at the time I entered – The Bluff of the Hawk by Anthony Gilmore
  10. “ I think it is afterwards by reading up on the subject that one becomes first conscious of them – Our Journey to the Hebrides by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  11. She had a letter to write and I have been reading – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  12. She was reading aloud from a paper that lay on the table before her – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  13. He could see her reading what he had written – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  14. Here this looks like it said Telson reading – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  15. You would like to hear reading now wouldn't you – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  16. During the reading that followed he sat back in his deep chair his eyes closed – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. This was plain reading – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  18. “ I was reading from Sir Deryck's letter – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  19. I've just been reading all about him and you can't think what fun they used to have – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson