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Noun reading has 8 senses
  1. reading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"
    --1 is a kind of
    linguistic process, language
    --1 has particulars:
     speed-reading; perusal, perusing, poring over, studying; browse, browsing; skim, skimming
    Derived form: verb read1
  2. 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"
    --2 is a kind of datum, data point
    --2 has particulars: clock time, time; miles per hour, mph
    Derived form: verb read7
  3. reading - a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb read6
  4. reading, reading material - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
    --4 is a kind of written communication, written language
  5. interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    --5 is a kind of representation, mental representation, internal representation
    --5 has particulars: reinterpretation; anagoge
  6. Reading - a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
    --6 is a kind of
    city, metropolis, urban center
    --6 is a part of England; Berkshire
  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"
    --7 is a kind of public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation
    Derived form: verb read3
  8. reading, meter reading - the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
    --8 is a kind of measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration
    Derived form: verb read7
Verb read has 11 senses
  1. read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
    --1 is one way to
    interpret, construe, see
    Derived forms: noun read1, noun reader3, noun reader1, noun reading1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. read, say - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
    --2 is one way to have, feature
    Derived form: noun read1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Something ----s something
  3. read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
    --3 is one way to
    talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Derived forms: noun reader3, noun reader1, noun reading7
    Sample sentences:
    The parents read a French poem to the children
    The parents read the children a French poem
  4. read, scan - obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
    --4 is one way to interpret, construe, see
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball"
    --5 is one way to
    predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. 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!"
    --6 is one way to interpret, construe, see
    Derived form: noun reading3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. read, register, show, record - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
    --7 is one way to indicate
    Derived forms: noun reading2, noun reading8
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  8. learn, study, read, take - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. read - audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
    --9 is one way to
    audition, try out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. read - to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
    --10 is one way to
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  11. understand, read, interpret, translate - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
    --11 is one way to understand
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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