1. reading - noun
· the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"
2. reading - noun
· a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
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"
4. reading - noun
· written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
5. reading - noun
· a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
6. reading - noun
· a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
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"
8. reading - noun
· the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
9. read - verb
· interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
10. read - verb
· have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
11. read - verb
· look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
12. read - verb
· obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
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"
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?"
15. read - verb
· be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
16. read - verb
· indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
17. read - verb
· audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
18. read - verb
· to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
19. read - verb
· make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
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