Meaning of READING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ri:dɪŋ ]

( readings)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Reading is the activity of reading books.

I have always loved reading.

...young people who find reading and writing difficult.



A reading is an event at which poetry or extracts from books are read to an audience.

...a poetry reading.



Your reading of a word, text, or situation is the way in which you understand or interpret it.

My reading of her character makes me feel that she was too responsible a person to do those things...

N-COUNT : with supp , usu N of n


The reading on a measuring device is the figure or measurement that it shows.

The gauge must be giving a faulty reading.



In the British Parliament or the US Congress, a reading is one of the three stages of introducing and discussing a new bill before it can be passed as law.

The bill is expected to pass its second reading with a comfortable majority.

N-COUNT : usu ord N


If you say that a book or an article makes interesting reading or makes for interesting reading , you mean that it is interesting to read.

The list of drinks, a dozen pages long, makes fascinating reading...

PHRASE : V inflects

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