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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 read·ing /ˈridɪŋ/

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·ing n.
 1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
 2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
 3. A lecture or prelection; public recital.
    The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.   --Hooker.
 4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
 5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering. [Cant]
 6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
 Reading of a bill Legislation, its formal recital, by the proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·ing, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
 2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
 Reading book, a book for teaching reading; a reader.
 Reading desk, a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church.
 Reading glass, a large lens with more or less magnifying power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc.
 Reading man, one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student.
 Reading room, a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read p. pr. & vb. n. Reading.]
 1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede.
    Therefore, I read thee, get thee to God's word, and thereby try all doctrine.   --Tyndale.
 2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
 3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.]
    But read how art thou named, and of what kin.   --Spenser.
 4. To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
    Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille.   --Chaucer.
    Well could he rede a lesson or a story.   --Chaucer.
 5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
    Who is't can read a woman?   --Shak.
 6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
 An armed corse did lie,
 In whose dead face he read great magnanimity.   --Spenser.
 Those about her
 From her shall read the perfect ways of honor.   --Shak.
 7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
 To read one's self in, to read aloud the Thirty-nine Articles and the Declaration of Assent, -- required of a clergyman of the Church of England when he first officiates in a new benefice.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic
           message; "he enjoys reading books"
      2: 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" [syn: meter reading,
      3: a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading
         it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of
      4: written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned
         new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the
         airport" [syn: reading material]
      5: a mental representation of the meaning or significance of
         something [syn: interpretation, version]
      6: a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
      7: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory)
         something prepared in advance; "the program included songs
         and recitations of well-loved poems" [syn: recitation, recital]
      8: the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he
         has a job meter reading for the gas company" [syn: meter