reading

noun
1 sth you can read
ADJECTIVE
compelling, compulsive, fascinating, good, interesting
worthwhile

The book is worthwhile reading for anyone interested in the Industrial Revolution.

depressing, disturbing
heavy, serious
light
assigned (AmE), compulsory (esp. BrE), essential, mandatory (esp. AmE), required

Her assigned reading for English class was ‘Great Expectations’.

His article should be compulsory reading for law students.

recommended, suggested
background
further
beach (esp. AmE), bedtime, holiday (BrE)

Horror is hardly my idea of bedtime reading.

some light holiday reading

VERB + READING
be, make, make for

Their story makes compulsive reading.

assign (AmE)

We assign readings from different contexts and periods of history.

READING + NOUN
list
comprehension
2 activity of reading
ADJECTIVE
extensive

After extensive reading on the subject she set to work on an article.

careful, close, critical

A close reading of the text reveals several contradictions.

cursory
serious
map

My map-reading skills are not the best.

VERB + READING
do, get down to

I haven't had time to do much reading lately.

I need to get down to some serious reading.

READING + NOUN
material, matter
habits

He asked her about her reading habits.

ability, age, knowledge, skills

He has a reading age of eight.

She has a good reading knowledge of Russian.

disability (AmE)
glasses, light, room
PREPOSITION
reading about, reading on

His reading about Ruskin led him to the works of Turner.

3 way of understanding
ADJECTIVE
allegorical, literal

He draws his morality from a literal reading of the Old Testament.

insightful, sensitive

her attentive and insightful reading of the manuscript

VERB + READING
give, offer, provide

Longinus provides a sensitive reading of Sappho's poem.

invite, suggest

These paintings often invite an allegorical reading.

4 reading in public
ADJECTIVE
public
staged (esp. AmE)

I saw a staged reading of the new play ‘Light’.

Bible, poetry
VERB + READING
give

Dickens gave many public readings from his works.

PREPOSITION
at a/the reading

We met at a reading of his poetry.

reading from, reading of

readings from the Psalms

5 figure/measurement shown on an instrument
ADJECTIVE
high, low
normal
accurate, correct
false
meter, thermometer
blood-pressure, pressure, temperature
VERB + READING
get, obtain, take
give

The dials were giving higher readings than we had expected.

record

Temperature readings were recorded throughout the day.

PREPOSITION
readingof

A reading of 25 or more is abnormally high.


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