|1.||[ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message|
"he enjoys reading books"
|Related terms:||linguistic_process perusal browse skim speed-reading read|
|2.||[ noun ] a particular interpretation or performance|
"on that reading it was an insult" "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
|Related terms:||interpretation take|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||datum clock_time miles_per_hour argue|
|4.||[ noun ] written material intended to be read|
"the teacher assigned new readings" "he bought some reading material at the airport"
|5.||[ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something|
|Related terms:||representation exegesis anagoge eisegesis reinterpretation interpret|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7579|
|7.||[ noun ] (government,geography) a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England|
|Related terms:||city England Berkshire|
|8.||[ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance|
"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
|Related terms:||public_speaking read declaim|
|9.||[ noun ] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments|
"he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
|Related terms:||measure measurement read|