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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Read};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Reading}.]  [OE.  reden,  r[ae]den,  AS  r[=ae]dan  to  read, 
  advice,  counsel,  fr  r[=ae]d  advise,  counsel,  r[=ae]dan 
  (imperf.  reord)  to  advice,  counsel,  guess;  akin  to  D.  raden 
  to  advise,  G.  raten,  rathen,  Icel.  r[=a][eth]a,  Goth. 
  r[=e]dan  (in  comp.),  and  perh.  also  to  Skr.  r[=a]dh  to 
  succeed.  [root]116.  Cf  Riddle.] 
  1.  To  advise;  to  counsel.  [Obs.]  See  {Rede}. 
  Therefore,  I  read  thee,  get  to  God's  word  and 
  thereby  try  all  doctrine.  --Tyndale. 
  2.  To  interpret;  to  explain;  as  to  read  a  riddle. 
  3.  To  tell  to  declare;  to  recite.  [Obs.] 
  But  read  how  art  thou  named  and  of  what  kin. 
  4.  To  go  over  as  characters  or  words  and  utter  aloud,  or 
  recite  to  one's  self  inaudibly;  to  take  in  the  sense  of 
  as  of  language,  by  interpreting  the  characters  with  which 
  it  is  expressed;  to  peruse;  as  to  read  a  discourse;  to 
  read  the  letters  of  an  alphabet;  to  read  figures;  to  read 
  the  notes  of  music,  or  to  read  music;  to  read  a  book. 
  Redeth  [read  ye]  the  great  poet  of  Itaille. 
  Well  could  he  rede  a  lesson  or  a  story.  --Chaucer. 
  5.  Hence  to  know  fully;  to  comprehend. 
  Who  is't  can  read  a  woman?  --Shak. 
  6.  To  discover  or  understand  by  characters,  marks,  features, 
  etc.;  to  learn  by  observation. 
  An  armed  corse  did  lie,  In  whose  dead  face  he  read 
  great  magnanimity.  --Spenser. 
  Those  about  her  From  her  shall  read  the  perfect  ways 
  of  honor.  --Shak. 
  7.  To  make  a  special  study  of  as  by  perusing  textbooks;  as 
  to  read  theology  or  law. 
  {To  read  one's  self  in},  to  read  about  the  Thirty-nine 
  Articles  and  the  Declaration  of  Assent,  --  required  of  a 
  clergyman  of  the  Church  of  England  when  he  first 
  officiates  in  a  new  benefice. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reading  \Read"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  reads;  perusal;  also  printed  or 
  written  matter  to  be  read. 
  2.  Study  of  books;  literary  scholarship;  as  a  man  of 
  extensive  reading. 
  3.  A  lecture  or  prelection;  public  recital. 
  The  Jews  had  their  weekly  readings  of  the  law. 
  4.  The  way  in  which  anything  reads;  force  of  a  word  or 
  passage  presented  by  a  documentary  authority;  lection; 
  5.  Manner  of  reciting,  or  acting  a  part  on  the  stage;  way  of 
  rendering.  [Cant] 
  6.  An  observation  read  from  the  scale  of  a  graduated 
  instrument;  as  the  reading  of  a  barometer. 
  {Reading  of  a  bill}  (Legislation),  its  normal  recital,  by  the 
  proper  officer,  before  the  House  which  is  to  consider  it 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reading  \Read"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  act  of  reading;  used  in  reading. 
  2.  Addicted  to  reading;  as  a  reading  community. 
  {Reading  book},  a  book  for  teaching  reading;  a  reader. 
  {Reading  desk},  a  desk  to  support  a  book  while  reading;  esp., 
  a  desk  used  while  reading  the  service  in  a  church. 
  {Reading  glass},  a  large  lens  with  more  or  less  magnifying 
  power,  attached  to  a  handle,  and  used  in  reading,  etc 
  {Reading  man},  one  who  reads  much  hence  in  the  English 
  universities,  a  close  industrious  student. 
  {Reading  room},  a  room  appropriated  to  reading;  a  room 
  provided  with  papers,  periodicals,  and  the  like  to  which 
  persons  resort. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  cognitive  process  of  understanding  a  written  linguistic 
  message;  "he  enjoys  reading  books" 
  2:  a  particular  interpretation  or  performance;  "on  that  reading 
  it  was  an  insult";  "he  was  famous  for  his  reading  of 
  3:  the  data  presented  to  a  user  by  a  meter  or  similar 
  instrument;  "he  could  not  believe  the  meter  reading"  [syn: 
  {meter  reading}] 
  4:  written  material  intended  to  be  read;  "the  teacher  assigned 
  new  readings" 
  5:  a  mental  representation  of  the  meaning  or  significance  of 
  something  [syn:  {interpretation},  {version}] 
  6:  a  city  on  the  River  Thames  in  Berkshire  in  S  England  [syn:  {Reading}] 
  7:  a  public  instance  of  reciting  or  repeating  something 
  prepared;  "the  program  included  songs  and  recitations  of 
  well-loved  poems"  [syn:  {recitation},  {recital}] 
  8:  the  act  of  measuring  with  meters  or  similar  instruments;  "he 
  has  a  job  meter  reading  for  the  gas  company"  [syn:  {meter 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Reading,  KS  (city,  FIPS  58600) 
  Location:  38.51909  N,  95.95750  W 
  Population  (1990):  264  (115  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66868 
  Reading,  MA  (CDP,  FIPS  56165) 
  Location:  42.53577  N,  71.10700  W 
  Population  (1990):  22539  (8104  housing  units) 
  Area:  25.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  01867 
  Reading,  MI  (city,  FIPS  67500) 
  Location:  41.83920  N,  84.74733  W 
  Population  (1990):  1127  (436  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49274 
  Reading,  MN 
  Zip  code(s):  56165 
  Reading,  OH  (city,  FIPS  65732) 
  Location:  39.22439  N,  84.43141  W 
  Population  (1990):  12038  (5117  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Reading,  PA  (city,  FIPS  63624) 
  Location:  40.33900  N,  75.92642  W 
  Population  (1990):  78380  (34276  housing  units) 
  Area:  25.3  sq  km  (land),  0.7  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  19601,  19602,  19604,  19605,  19611 
  Reading,  VT 
  Zip  code(s):  05062 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  READING,  n.  The  general  body  of  what  one  reads.  In  our  country  it 
  consists,  as  a  rule  of  Indiana  novels,  short  stories  in  dialect"  and 
  humor  in  slang. 
  We  know  by  one's  reading 
  His  learning  and  breeding; 
  By  what  draws  his  laughter 
  We  know  his  Hereafter. 
  Read  nothing,  laugh  never  -- 
  The  Sphinx  was  less  clever! 
  Jupiter  Muke 

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