Dictionary Results for reading


1. reading - noun

· the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process, language




2. reading - noun

· a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

Hypernym(s): interpretation




3. reading - noun

· 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(s): meter_reading, indication

Hypernym(s): datum, data_point




4. reading - noun

· written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"

Synonym(s): reading_material

Hypernym(s): written_communication, written_language, black_and_white




5. reading - noun

· a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

Synonym(s): interpretation, version

Hypernym(s): representation, mental_representation, internal_representation




6. reading - noun

· a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

Synonym(s): Reading




7. reading - noun

· a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

Synonym(s): recitation, recital

Hypernym(s): public_speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral_presentation




8. reading - noun

· the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

Synonym(s): meter_reading

Hypernym(s): measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration




9. read - verb

· interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




10. read - verb

· have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

Synonym(s): say

Hypernym(s): have, feature




11. read - verb

· look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




12. read - verb

· obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

Synonym(s): scan

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




13. read - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise




14. read - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): take

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




15. read - verb

· be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

Synonym(s): learn, study, take




16. read - verb

· indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

Synonym(s): register, show, record

Hypernym(s): indicate




17. read - verb

· audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"

Hypernym(s): audition, try_out




18. read - verb

· to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"

Hypernym(s): understand




19. read - verb

· make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

Synonym(s): understand, interpret, translate

Hypernym(s): understand





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