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reading    : [r'ɛdɪŋ] [r'idɪŋ]
Read \Read\ (r[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Read} (r[e^]d); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Reading}.] [OE. reden, r[ae]den, AS. r[=ae]dan
to read, advise, counsel, fr. r[=ae]d advice, counsel,
r[=ae]dan (imperf. reord) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to
D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. r[=a][eth]a,
Goth. r[=e]dan (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. r[=a]dh to
succeed. [root]116. Cf. {Riddle}.]
1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See {Rede}.
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Therefore, I read thee, get thee to God's word, and
thereby try all doctrine. --Tyndale.
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2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
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3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.]
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But read how art thou named, and of what kin.
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4. To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or
recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of,
as of language, by interpreting the characters with which
it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to
read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read
the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
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Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille.
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Well could he rede a lesson or a story. --Chaucer.
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5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
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Who is't can read a woman? --Shak.
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6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features,
etc.; to learn by observation.
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An armed corse did lie,
In whose dead face he read great magnanimity.
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Those about her
From her shall read the perfect ways of honor.
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7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as,
to read theology or law.
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{To read one's self in}, to read aloud the Thirty-nine
Articles and the Declaration of Assent, -- required of a
clergyman of the Church of England when he first
officiates in a new benefice.
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Reading \Read"ing\ (r[=e]d"[i^]ng), n.
1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or
written matter to be read.
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2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of
extensive reading.
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3. A lecture or prelection; public recital.
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The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.
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4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or
passage presented by a documentary authority; lection;
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5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of
rendering. [Cant]
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6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated
instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
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{Reading of a bill} (Legislation), its formal recital, by the
proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.
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Reading \Read"ing\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
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2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
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{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.
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n 1: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic
message; "his main reading was detective stories";
"suggestions for further reading"
2: a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading
it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
3: 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" [synonym: {reading}, {meter reading},
4: written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned
new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the
airport" [synonym: {reading}, {reading material}]
5: a mental representation of the meaning or significance of
something [synonym: {interpretation}, {reading}, {version}]
6: a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
7: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory)
something prepared in advance; "the program included songs
and recitations of well-loved poems" [synonym: {recitation},
{recital}, {reading}]
8: the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he
has a job meter reading for the gas company" [synonym: {reading},
{meter reading}]

168 Moby Thesaurus words for "reading":
CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display,
RF echoes, address, after-dinner speech, allocution, application,
barometer, beam, beat signal, bibliolatry, bibliomania, blips,
bluestockingism, boning, book learning, book madness, bookiness,
bookishness, booklore, bounces, brainwork, canon, chalk talk,
check, classical scholarship, classicism, composite reading,
conflation, conning, construction, contemplation, cram, cramming,
criterion, critical edition, culture, debate, declamation,
definition, degree, description, diagnosis, diatribe,
diplomatic text, display, donnishness, double-dot display, drill,
echo, echo signal, edited text, edition, engrossment, eruditeness,
erudition, eulogy, exercise, exhortation, extensive study,
filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech,
funeral oration, gauge, graduated scale, grind, grinding, harangue,
headwork, hortatory address, humanism, humanistic scholarship,
inaugural, inaugural address, inspection, intellectualism,
intellectuality, interpretation, invective, jeremiad, learnedness,
lection, letters, literacy, local oscillator signal, lucubration,
meaning, measure, mental labor, model, norm, normalized text,
oration, output signal, parameter, pattern, pedantism, pedantry,
pep talk, peroration, perusal, philippic, picture, pips, pitch,
practice, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, quantity,
radar signal, readout, recital, recitation, reflection, rendering,
rendition, restudy, restudying, return, return signal, review,
rule, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, scale,
scholarly edition, scholarship, screed, set speech, signal,
signal display, speech, speechification, speeching, spot, standard,
study, studying, subject, swotting, talk, talkathon, target image,
test, text, tirade, touchstone, trace, transmitter signal, type,
valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, value, variant,
version, video signal, way of seeing, wide reading, yardstick

Reading, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 11292
Housing Units (2000): 5128
Land area (2000): 2.919617 sq. miles (7.561773 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.919617 sq. miles (7.561773 sq. km)
FIPS code: 65732
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 39.222709 N, 84.439036 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Reading, OH

Reading, PA -- U.S. city in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 81207
Housing Units (2000): 34314
Land area (2000): 9.819278 sq. miles (25.431811 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.244400 sq. miles (0.632993 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.063678 sq. miles (26.064804 sq. km)
FIPS code: 63624
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.341692 N, 75.926301 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 19601 19602 19604 19605 19611
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Reading, PA

Reading, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 247
Housing Units (2000): 108
Land area (2000): 0.208385 sq. miles (0.539714 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.208385 sq. miles (0.539714 sq. km)
FIPS code: 58600
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 38.519102 N, 95.959091 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 66868
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Reading, KS

Reading, MA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts
Population (2000): 23708
Housing Units (2000): 8823
Land area (2000): 9.926765 sq. miles (25.710202 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 9.926765 sq. miles (25.710202 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56165
Located within: Massachusetts (MA), FIPS 25
Location: 42.525850 N, 71.109939 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 01867
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Reading, MA

Reading, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 1134
Housing Units (2000): 432
Land area (2000): 0.975680 sq. miles (2.527000 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.975680 sq. miles (2.527000 sq. km)
FIPS code: 67500
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 41.838392 N, 84.747297 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49274
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Reading, MI

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