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Meaning & Definition of Reading in English

English

Reading

/ridɪŋ/

noun

1. The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

  • "His main reading was detective stories"
  • "Suggestions for further reading"
    synonym:
  • reading

2. A particular interpretation or performance

  • "On that reading it was an insult"
  • "He was famous for his reading of mozart"
    synonym:
  • reading

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
  • ,
  • indication

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

    synonym:
  • Reading

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

Examples of using

Why does reading this sentence make me think of Obama?
She's alone in her room reading a book.
The cat is reading a book.