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Overview of noun reading

The noun reading has 8 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (22) reading

(the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading")

2. (4) reading

(a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart")

3. (3) reading, meter reading, indication

(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")

4. (2) reading, reading material

(written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport")

5. (1) interpretation, reading, version

(a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something)

6. Reading

(a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England)

7. recitation, recital, reading

(a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems")

8. reading, meter reading

(the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company")


Overview of verb read

The verb read has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (115) read

(interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?")

2. (17) read, say

(have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?")

3. (15) read

(look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon")

4. (5) read, scan

(obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")

5. (5) read

(interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball")

6. (5) take, read

(interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!")

7. (4) learn, study, read, take

(be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

8. (3) read, register, show, record

(indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")

9. read

(audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year")

10. read

(to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!")

11. understand, read, interpret, translate

(make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")

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