reading: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rē'ding), [key]
- the action or practice of a person who reads.
- the oral interpretation of written language.
- the interpretation given in the performance of a dramatic part, musical composition, etc.: an interesting reading of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
- the extent to which a person has read; literary knowledge: a man of wide reading.
- matter read or for reading: a novel that makes good reading.
- the form or version of a given passage in a particular text: the various readings of a line in Shakespeare.
- an instance or occasion in which a text or other matter is read or performed, usually without elaborate preparation and often as a means of testing its merits: The playwright wants to have a reading of the play for prospective producers.
- an interpretation given to anything: What is your reading of the situation?
- the indication of a graduated instrument: The reading is 101.2°F.
- pertaining to or used for reading: reading glasses.
- given to reading: the reading public.
Pronunciation: (red'ing), [key]
- 1860–1935, Lord Chief Justice of England 1913–21; viceroy of India 1921–26.
- a city in Berkshire, in S England. 132,900.
- a city in SE Pennsylvania. 78,686.
- a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 22,678.
- a city in SW Ohio. 12,879.
- reading (Thesaurus)