see also: Reading
  • enPR: rēd'ĭng, IPA: /ˈɹiːdɪŋ/, [ˈɹiːɾɪŋ], /ˈɹidiŋ/, [ˈɹiɾiŋ]
  1. present participle of read#English|read


  1. The process of interpreting written language.
  2. The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.
  3. A value indicated by a measuring device.
    a speedometer reading.
    • 2019, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      He noted that fine dust readings have been higher in Seoul than in Beijing recently. 
  4. An event at which written material is read aloud.
    a poetry reading.
  5. An interpretation.
    a reading of the current situation.
  6. Something to read; reading material.
  7. The extent of what one has read.
    He's a man of good reading.
  8. (legislature) One of several stages a bill passes through before becoming law.
  9. a piece of literature or passage of scripture read aloud to an audience: readings from the Bible
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: lettura
  • Russian: показа́ние
Translations Translations
  • Russian: толкова́ние
  • enPR: rĕd'ĭng, IPA: /ˈɹɛdɪŋ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A town in Berkshire, England.
    A unitary authority (Reading Borough Council) in Berkshire. c en
  3. A city in Kansas
  4. A town in Massachusetts
  5. A city in Michigan
  6. An unincorporated community in Minnesota
  7. A town in New York
  8. A city in Ohio
  9. A city/county seat in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  10. A town in Vermont
  • French: Reading
  • German: Reading

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