A lot of thesaurus - A little bit dictionary


Overview of noun reading
1. reading -- (the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading")

2. reading -- (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 -- (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 material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport")

5. interpretation, reading, version -- (a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something)

6. Reading -- (a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England)

7. recitation, recital, reading -- (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 -- (the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company")

Overview of verb read
1. read -- (interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?")

2. read, say -- (have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?")

3. read -- (look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon")

4. read, scan -- (obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")

5. read -- (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 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 -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

8. read, register, show, record -- (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")

9. read -- (audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year")

10. read -- (to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!")

11. understand, read, interpret, translate -- (make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")

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