Readings



[ree-ding] /ˈri dɪŋ/

noun
1.
the action or practice of a person who reads.
2.
Speech. the oral interpretation of written language.
3.
the interpretation given in the performance of a dramatic part, musical composition, etc.:
an interesting reading of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
4.
the extent to which a person has read; literary knowledge:
a man of wide reading.
5.
matter read or for reading:
a novel that makes good reading.
6.
the form or version of a given passage in a particular text:
the various readings of a line in Shakespeare.
7.
an instance or occasion in which a text or other matter is read or performed, usually without elaborate preparation and often as a means of testing its merits:
The playwright wants to have a reading of the play for prospective producers.
8.
an interpretation given to anything:
What is your reading of the situation?
9.
the indication of a graduated instrument:
The reading is 101.2°F.
adjective
10.
pertaining to or used for reading:
reading glasses.
11.
given to reading:
the reading public.
[red-ing] /ˈrɛd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquis of, 1860–1935, Lord Chief Justice of England 1913–21; viceroy of India 1921–26.
2.
a city in Berkshire, in S England.
3.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
4.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
5.
a city in SW Ohio.
/ˈriːdɪŋ/
noun
1.

2.

3.
any matter that can be read; written or printed text
4.
a public recital or rendering of a literary work
5.
the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp where more than one version exists
6.
an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written
7.
knowledge gained from books: a person of little reading
8.
a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc
9.
(parliamentary procedure)

10.
the formal recital of something written, esp a will
/ˈrɛdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Reading unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop: 232 662 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop: 144 100 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
n.

Old English ræding, “a reading, the act of reading” either silent or aloud, “a passage or lesson,” verbal noun; see read (v.)). Meaning “interpretation” is from mid-14c. (in reference to dreams). Meaning “a form of a passage of text” is from 1550s; that of “a public event featuring reading aloud” is from 1787.

county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (c.900), “(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read.”

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