Origin of reading
OTHER WORDS FROM readingnon·read·ing, nounself-reading, adjective
Other definitions for reading (2 of 2)
How to use reading in a sentence
An innovative gift is the Qardioarm, a blood pressure monitor that records readings and uploads them to the cloud.
As a Harvard undergraduate, he used systolic blood pressure readings to invent the lie detector test.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Traditionally, older Iranian men have smoked opium in their poetry readings and backgammon gatherings,” says Bahari.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They shot to the top of the bestseller lists after he offered free drink to anyone buying his books at bookstore poetry readings.
There are small group workshops, author readings, panel discussions, and cultural tours.
Both of these readings appeal to the Solomonic portrait of the virtuous woman, in Proverbs xxxi.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Small parties called together for dramatic or poetical readings, are now fashionable, and very delightful.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The readings pleye, pley are evidently false; the scribe has omitted the stroke for n above the vowel.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Without the ability to make scientific readings, we cannot know how much time is left, so we must hurry.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
Readings are made three or four seconds after each dilution, when the polarization has been fully established.
British Dictionary definitions for reading (1 of 2)
- the act of a person who reads
- (as modifier)a reading room; a reading lamp
- ability to read
- (as modifier)the reading public; a child of reading age