What is reading?

  • (noun): A city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reading:

Jim Walding - Reading
... Ian Stewart, Just One Vote From Jim Walding's Nomination to Constitutional Defeat (Winnipeg University of Manitoba Press, 2009). ...
Emancipation Of The Jews In The United Kingdom - Freedom For Catholics Bodes Well For Jews
... 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 ... The next 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 ...
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 ...
Reading, Massachusetts - Notable Residents
... 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 ... of explorer James Michael Prescott lived in Reading in the early 1970s ...
First Battle Of Newbury - Background
... on London, capturing Banbury, Oxford and Reading without conflict ... of Turnham Green, with Charles's 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 ...

More definitions of "reading":

  • (noun): A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
    Synonyms: recitation, recital
  • (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): Written material intended to be read.
    Example: "He bought some reading material at the airport"
    Synonyms: reading material
  • (noun): The act of measuring with meters or similar instruments.
    Example: "He has a job meter reading for the gas company"
    Synonyms: meter reading
  • (noun): A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.
    Synonyms: interpretation, version
  • (noun): A particular interpretation or performance.
    Example: "On that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
  • (noun): The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.
    Example: "He enjoys reading books"

Famous quotes containing the word reading:

    Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
    William Penn (1644–1718)

    The logical English train a scholar as they train an engineer. Oxford is Greek factory, as Wilton mills weave carpet, and Sheffield grinds steel. They know the use of a tutor, as they know the use of a horse; and they draw the greatest amount of benefit from both. The reading men are kept by hard walking, hard riding, and measured eating and drinking, at the top of their condition, and two days before the examination, do not work but lounge, ride, or run, to be fresh on the college doomsday.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)