Meaning of READING in English

noun a lecture or prelection; public recital.

2. reading ·adj addicted to reading; as, a reading community.

3. reading · & ·vb.n. of read.

4. reading ·adj of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.

5. reading ·noun study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.

6. reading ·noun manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.

7. reading ·noun the act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.

8. reading ·noun an observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.

9. reading ·noun the way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.