HyperDic: reading

English > 8 senses of the word reading / Reading:
NOUNcognitionreadingthe cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
communicationreadinga particular interpretation or performance
cognitionreading, meter reading, indicationa datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
communicationreading, reading materialwritten material intended to be read
cognitionreading, interpretation, versiona mental representation of the meaning or significance / significance of something
locationReadinga city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
communicationreading, recitation, recitala public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
actreading, meter readingthe act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
reading / Reading > pronunciation
Soundsreh'dihng; riy'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.
Examples
  • "his main reading was detective stories"
  • "suggestions for further reading"
Narrowerbrowse, browsingreading superficially or at random
perusal, perusing, poring over, studyingreading carefully with intent to remember
skim, skimmingreading or glancing through quickly
speed-readingreading at speeds significantly faster than normal
Broaderlinguistic process, languageThe cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
Spanishlectura
Catalanlectura
Verbsreadinterpret something that is written or printed
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA particular interpretation or performance.
Examples
  • "on that reading it was an insult"
  • "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
BroaderinterpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
Spanishlectura
Catalanlectura
Verbsreadinterpret something in a certain way
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA 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"
Synonymsmeter reading, indication
Narrowerclock time, timeA reading of a point in time as given by a clock
miles per hour, mphA speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel
Broaderdatum, data pointAn item of factual information derived from measurement or research
Spanishlectura, medición, medida
Catalanlectura
Verbsreadindicate a certain reading
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningwritten material intended to be read.
Examples
  • "the teacher assigned new readings"
  • "he bought some reading material at the airport"
Synonymreading material
Narrowerbumf, bumphreading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
Broaderwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Spanishlecturas
Catalanlectura
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA mental representation of the meaning or significance / significance of something.
Synonymsinterpretation, version
NarroweranagogeA mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
reinterpretationA new or different meaning / meaning
Broaderrepresentation, mental representation, internal representationA presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
Spanishinterpretación
Catalaninterpretació
English > Reading: 8 senses > noun 6, location
MeaningA city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England.
Instance ofcity, metropolis, urban centerA large and densely populated urban area
Part ofBerkshireA county in southern England
EnglandA division of the United Kingdom
SpanishReading
CatalanReading
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
Synonymsrecitation, recital
Narrowerdeclamationrecitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
Broaderpublic speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationdelivering an address to a public audience
Spanishrecital
Catalanlectura, recital
Verbsreadlook at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
English > reading: 8 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of measuring with meters or similar instruments.
Example"he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
Synonymmeter reading
Broadermeasurement, measuring, measure, mensurationThe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
Verbsreadindicate a certain reading

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