reading

[ ree-ding ]
/ ˈri dɪŋ /

noun

adjective

pertaining to or used for reading: reading glasses.
given to reading: the reading public.

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Origin of reading

before 900; Middle English redyng (gerund), Old English rǣdinge.See read1, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM reading

non·read·ing, nounself-reading, adjective

Definition for reading (2 of 2)

Reading
[ red-ing ]
/ ˈrɛd ɪŋ /

noun

Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquis of, 1860–1935, Lord Chief Justice of England 1913–21; viceroy of India 1921–26.
a city in Berkshire, in S England.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
a city in SW Ohio.
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British Dictionary definitions for reading (1 of 2)

reading
/ (ˈriːdɪŋ) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for reading (2 of 2)

Reading
/ (ˈrɛdɪŋ) /

noun

a town in S England, in Reading unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop: 232 662 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop: 144 100 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
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