Synonyms of reading


1. reading, linguistic process, language

usage: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"

2. reading, interpretation

usage: a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

3. reading, meter reading, indication, datum, data point

usage: 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. reading, reading material, written communication, written language, black and white

usage: written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"

5. interpretation, reading, version, representation, mental representation, internal representation

usage: a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

6. Reading

usage: a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

7. recitation, recital, reading, public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation

usage: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

8. reading, meter reading, measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration

usage: the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"


1. read, interpret, construe, see

usage: interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

2. read, say, have, feature

usage: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

3. read, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

4. read, scan, interpret, construe, see

usage: obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

5. read, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise

usage: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

6. take, read, interpret, construe, see

usage: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"

7. learn, study, read, take

usage: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

8. read, register, show, record, indicate

usage: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

9. read, audition, try out

usage: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"

10. read, understand

usage: to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"

11. understand, read, interpret, translate, understand

usage: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

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Definition and meaning of reading (Dictionary)