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). ...
Robin Friday
... was an English 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 ... War Thomas Parker (deacon), founder of Reading Eddie Peabody, banjo player Chris Pizzotti, football quarterback at Reading Memorial High School and Harvard University, currently an ... biographer of explorer James Michael Prescott lived in Reading in the early 1970s ...
First Battle Of Newbury - Background
... armies had advanced on London, capturing Banbury, Oxford and Reading without conflict ... the Battle 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 engage with the Royalists ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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): 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): The act of measuring with meters or similar instruments.
    Example: "He has a job meter reading for the gas company"
    Synonyms: meter reading
  • (noun): The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.
    Example: "He enjoys reading books"
  • (noun): A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
    Synonyms: recitation, recital
  • (noun): Written material intended to be read.
    Example: "He bought some reading material at the airport"
    Synonyms: reading material

Famous quotes containing the word reading:

    Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    Boys forget what their country means by just reading “the land of the free” in history books. Then they get to be men, they forget even more. Liberty’s too precious a thing to be buried in books.
    Sidney Buchman (1902–1975)

    Reading about ethics is about as likely to improve one’s behavior as reading about sports is to make one into an athlete.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)