n. - a act of reading (reading of the will). B matter to be read (made exciting reading).
- (in comb.) Used for reading (reading-lamp; reading-room).
- literary knowledge.
- entertainment at which a play, poems, etc., are read.
- figure etc. Shown by a recording instrument.
- interpretation or view taken (what is your reading of the facts?).
v. (-tt-) admit again. readmission n.
v. Adopt again. readoption n.
n. Chem. Substance used to cause a reaction, esp. To detect another substance.
v. - align again.
- regroup in politics etc. realignment n.
n. - practice of regarding things in their true nature and dealing with them as they are.
- fidelity to nature in representation; the showing of life etc. As it is.
- philos. Doctrine that abstract concepts have an objective existence. realist n.
n. (pl. -ies) 1 what is real or existent or underlies appearances.
- (foll. By of) the real nature of.
- real existence; state of being real.
- resemblance to an original. in reality in fact. [medieval latin or french: related to *real1]
v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 (often foll. By that) be fully aware of; conceive as real.
- understand clearly.
- present as real.
- convert into actuality.
- a convert into money. B acquire (profit). C be sold for (a specified price). realizable adj. Realization n.
v. (-ies, -ied) apply again, esp. Submit a further application (for a position etc.). reapplication n.
n. - new incarnation.
- spiritual enlightenment.
- revival. reborn adj.