reading, 1st marquis


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. Unabridged
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reading (ˈriːdɪŋ)
1.  a.  the act of a person who reads
 b.  (as modifier): a reading room; a reading lamp
2.  a.  ability to read
 b.  (as modifier): the reading public; a child of reading age
3.  any matter that can be read; written or printed text
4.  a public recital or rendering of a literary work
5.  the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp where more than one version exists
6.  an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written
7.  knowledge gained from books: a person of little reading
8.  a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc
9.  parliamentary procedure
 a.  the formal recital of the body or title of a bill in a legislative assembly in order to begin one of the stages of its passage
 b.  first reading second reading See third reading one of the three stages in the passage of a bill through a legislative assembly
10.  the formal recital of something written, esp a will

Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ)
1.  a town in S England, in Reading unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop: 232 662 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop: 144 100 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)

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Word Origin & History

county town of Berkshire, O.E. Readingum (c.900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."
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