Meaning of READING in English

READING

noun

1 sth you can read

ADJECTIVE

▪ compelling , compulsive , fascinating , good , interesting

▪ worthwhile

The book is worthwhile ~ for anyone interested in the Industrial Revolution.

▪ depressing , disturbing

▪ heavy , serious

▪ light

▪ assigned ( AmE ), compulsory ( esp. BrE ), essential , mandatory ( esp. AmE ), required

Her assigned ~ for English class was ‘Great Expectations’.

His article should be compulsory ~ for law students.

▪ recommended , suggested

▪ background

▪ further

▪ beach ( esp. AmE ), bedtime , holiday ( BrE )

Horror is hardly my idea of bedtime ~.

some light holiday ~

VERB + READING

▪ be , make , make for

Their story makes compulsive ~.

▪ assign ( AmE )

We assign ~s from different contexts and periods of history.

READING + NOUN

▪ list

▪ comprehension

2 activity of reading

ADJECTIVE

▪ extensive

After extensive ~ on the subject she set to work on an article.

▪ careful , close , critical

A close ~ of the text reveals several contradictions.

▪ cursory

▪ serious

▪ map

My map-reading skills are not the best.

VERB + READING

▪ do , get down to

I haven't had time to do much ~ lately.

I need to get down to some serious ~.

READING + NOUN

▪ material , matter

▪ habits

He asked her about her ~ habits.

▪ ability , age , knowledge , skills

He has a ~ age of eight.

She has a good ~ knowledge of Russian.

▪ disability ( AmE )

▪ glasses , light , room

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about , ~ on

His ~ about Ruskin led him to the works of Turner.

3 way of understanding

ADJECTIVE

▪ allegorical , literal

He draws his morality from a literal ~ of the Old Testament.

▪ insightful , sensitive

her attentive and insightful ~ of the manuscript

VERB + READING

▪ give , offer , provide

Longinus provides a sensitive ~ of Sappho's poem.

▪ invite , suggest

These paintings often invite an allegorical ~.

4 reading in public

ADJECTIVE

▪ public

▪ staged ( esp. AmE )

I saw a staged ~ of the new play ‘Light’.

▪ Bible , poetry

VERB + READING

▪ give

Dickens gave many public ~s from his works.

PREPOSITION

▪ at a/the ~

We met at a ~ of his poetry.

▪ ~ from , ~ of

~s from the Psalms

5 figure/measurement shown on an instrument

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , low

▪ normal

▪ accurate , correct

▪ false

▪ meter , thermometer

▪ blood-pressure , pressure , temperature

VERB + READING

▪ get , obtain , take

▪ give

The dials were giving higher ~s than we had expected.

▪ record

Temperature ~s were recorded throughout the day.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~of

A ~ of 25 or more is abnormally high.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .