- 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.
- 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
- any matter that can be read; written or printed text
- a public recital or rendering of a literary work
- the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp where more than one version exists
- an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written
- knowledge gained from booksa person of little reading
- a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc
- parliamentary procedure
- the formal recital of something written, esp a will
- 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)
Old English ræding, "a reading, the act of reading" either silent or aloud, "a passage or lesson," verbal noun; see read (v.)). Meaning "interpretation" is from mid-14c. (in reference to dreams). Meaning "a form of a passage of text" is from 1550s; that of "a public event featuring reading aloud" is from 1787.
county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (c.900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."