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Synonyms for reading
ˈrɛd ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reading(noun)

    the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

    "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"

    recital, meter reading, reading material, indication, interpretation, recitation, version

  2. reading(noun)

    a particular interpretation or performance

    "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

    recital, meter reading, reading material, indication, interpretation, recitation, version

  3. reading, meter reading, indication(noun)

    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"

    recitation, reading material, meter reading, interpretation, recital, indicant, denotation, version, indication

  4. reading, reading material(noun)

    written material intended to be read

    "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"

    recitation, reading material, meter reading, interpretation, recital, version, indication

  5. interpretation, reading, version(noun)

    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

    rendition, reading material, interpretation, recitation, recital, interlingual rendition, adaptation, variation, variant, version, rendering, translation, indication, interpreting, edition, meter reading

  6. Reading(noun)

    a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

    recital, meter reading, reading material, indication, interpretation, recitation, version

  7. recitation, recital, reading(noun)

    a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

    "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

    narration, yarn, recitation, reading material, meter reading, practice session, drill, version, course session, exercise, recital, practice, class period, indication, interpretation

  8. reading, meter reading(noun)

    the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments

    "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

    recitation, reading material, meter reading, interpretation, recital, version, indication

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reading

    Education (Latin educere, to lead or draw out) is the systematic development and cultivation of the mind and other natural powers. "Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery, and goes on at school, but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not.... 'Every person,' says Gibbon, 'has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.'" John Lubbock The Use of Life ch. vii, p. 111. [Macmillan & Co. '94.] Instruction, the impartation of knowledge by others (Latin instruere, to build in or into) is but a part of education, often the smallest part. Teaching is the more familiar and less formal word for instruction. Training refers not merely to the impartation of knowledge, but to the exercising of one in actions with the design to form habits. Discipline is systematic and rigorous training, with the idea of subjection to authority and perhaps of punishment. Tuition is the technical term for teaching as the business of an instructor or as in the routine of a school; tuition is narrower than teaching, not, like the latter word, including training. Study is emphatically what one does for himself. We speak of the teaching, training, or discipline, but not of the education or tuition of a dog or a horse. Breeding and nurture include teaching and training, especially as directed by and dependent upon home life and personal association; breeding having reference largely to manners with such qualities as are deemed distinctively characteristic of high birth; nurture (literally nourishing) having more direct reference to moral qualities, not overlooking the physical and mental. Knowledge and learning tell nothing of mental development apart from the capacity to acquire and remember, and nothing whatever of that moral development which is included in education in its fullest and noblest sense; learning, too, may be acquired by one's unaided industry, but any full education must be the result in great part of instruction, training, and personal association. Study is emphatically what one does for himself, and in which instruction and tuition can only point the way, encourage the student to advance, and remove obstacles; vigorous, persevering study is one of the best elements of training. Study is also used in the sense of the thing studied, a subject to be mastered by study, a studious pursuit. Compare KNOWLEDGE; REFINEMENT; WISDOM.

    Compare synonyms for IGNORANT.

    breeding, cultivation, culture, development, discipline, education, information, instruction, knowledge, learning, nurture, schooling, study, teaching, training, tuition

    ignorance, illiteracy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reading(n.)


  2. reading(n.)

    study of books

  3. reading(n.)

    version, interpretation, lection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reading(n)

    perusal, recitation, prelection

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    read, readings, read-, readout, lecture, treatment, interpretation, reader, perusal, time, lu, bed

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How to use reading in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Reading is a beautiful prayer for knowledge.

  2. Suniya Luthar:

    Darling, it doesn't matter that you didn't make the advanced reading class, but if you don't really believe that, trust me, your kid is going to catch on, and fast.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If you're reading this note my friend, I Congratulte you. The great news is that you're alive to enjoy this moment. Congrats! If this is not something that will make you smile, I can't think of anything better. Yesterday has become history, and tomorrow is only an illusion. Today, this very moment, is the only truth. It's the Gift from God (Deo Datus or Devadatta); the reason we call it 'Present'. Enjoy Present to the fullest, my friend! And never forget that it's the Present to you from God Almighty!

  4. Mirjana Jelancic:

    She loved reading. She always carried books with her, i also remember she had wall bars at home and trained regularly to keep her body in shape.

  5. Michael Proffitt:

    The inclusion in OED of a number of words coined by or associated with Roald Dahl reflects both Roald Dahl influence as an author and Roald Dahl vivid and distinctive style, for many children Roald Dahl’s work is not only one of their first experiences of reading, but also their earliest exposure to the creative power of language.

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