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1. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.

Synonyms

  • perusal
  • language
  • poring over
  • linguistic process
  • browse
  • perusing
  • studying
  • skim
  • skimming
  • browsing

Antonyms

  • contraindication
  • future
  • past
  • antitype

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Reading

  • superseding
  • stampeding
  • interceding
  • succeeding
  • proceeding
  • preceeding
  • preceding
  • misleading
  • inbreeding
  • conceding
  • seceding
  • receding
  • impeding
  • exceeding
  • acceding
  • speeding
  • pleading
  • breeding
  • bleeding
  • weeding
  • seeding
  • reding
  • needing
  • leading
  • kneading
  • heeding
  • feeding
  • ceding

Sentences with reading


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Question your child after she finishes reading a book.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Making a living reading unpublished books seems too good to be true, but it is possible.

Quotes about reading


1. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

2. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
- Oscar Wilde

3. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

2. speed-reading

noun. reading at speeds significantly faster than normal.

3. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] a particular interpretation or performance.

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument.

Synonyms

  • clock time
  • meter reading
  • data point
  • datum
  • miles per hour
  • indication
  • time

Antonyms

  • competition
  • nonspeaking
  • color
  • standard

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] written material intended to be read.

Synonyms

  • reading material
  • bumph
  • bumf
  • black and white
  • written language

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.

Synonyms

  • mental representation
  • interpretation
  • version
  • representation
  • internal representation
  • anagoge

Antonyms

  • criticize

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.

Synonyms

  • speechmaking
  • recitation
  • declamation
  • oral presentation
  • public speaking
  • recital

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. reading

noun. ['ˈriːdɪŋ, ˈrɛdɪŋ'] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments.

Synonyms

  • mensuration
  • measuring
  • measure
  • measurement

Antonyms

  • artificial language
  • fauna
  • fatty
  • postmeridian

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • read (English)
  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. Reading

noun. a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England.

Synonyms

  • Berkshire
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