What is reading?

  • (noun): The act of measuring with meters or similar instruments.
    Example: "He has a job meter reading for the gas company"
    Synonyms: meter reading
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reading:

Emancipation Of The Jews In The United Kingdom - Freedom For Catholics Bodes Well For Jews
... Against the opposition of Sir Robert Inglis, the first reading was passed by 115 to 97 votes ... But the second reading, on May 17, notwithstanding a sizable petition in its favour from 14,000 citizens of London, was rejected by 265 to 228 votes ... year, 1833, however, it passed its third reading in the Commons on July 22 by a majority of 189 to 52, and was read for the first time in the Lords ...
First Battle Of Newbury - Background
... Royalist armies had advanced on London, capturing Banbury, Oxford and Reading without conflict ... advisers persuading him to retreat to Oxford and Reading ... After Essex besieged Reading and Charles's armies failed in their attempts to relieve the town, a stalemate occurred on the front Essex's army could not directly engage with the Royalists at Oxford ...
Jim Walding - Reading
... Ian Stewart, Just One Vote From Jim Walding's Nomination to Constitutional Defeat (Winnipeg University of Manitoba Press, 2009). ...
Reading, Massachusetts - Notable Residents
... the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Saratoga lived his entire civilian life in Reading Mark Erelli, folk musician William M ... Revolutionary War Thomas Parker (deacon), founder of Reading Eddie Peabody, banjo player Chris Pizzotti, football quarterback at Reading Memorial High School and Harvard University ... biographer of explorer James Michael Prescott lived in Reading in the early 1970s ...
Robin Friday
... footballer who played professionally as a forward for Reading and Cardiff City during a career that lasted four years in the mid-1970s ... League, he joined Charlie Hurley's Fourth Division Reading team in 1974 ... He quickly became a key player, and helped Reading to win promotion to the Third Division during the 1975–76 season ...

More definitions of "reading":

  • (noun): A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.
    Synonyms: interpretation, version
  • (noun): Written material intended to be read.
    Example: "He bought some reading material at the airport"
    Synonyms: reading material
  • (noun): A datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument.
    Example: "He could not believe the meter reading"
    Synonyms: meter reading, indication
  • (noun): A particular interpretation or performance.
    Example: "On that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
  • (noun): A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
    Synonyms: recitation, recital
  • (noun): A city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England.
  • (noun): The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.
    Example: "He enjoys reading books"

Famous quotes containing the word reading:

    Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)