Readability to Reality

(Read`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state of being readable; readableness.

(Read"a*ble) a. Such as can be read; legible; fit or suitable to be read; worth reading; interesting.Read"a*ble*ness, n.Read"a*bly, adv.

(Re`ad*dress") v. t. To address a second time; — often used reflexively.

He readdressed himself to her.

(Re`a*dept") v. t. [Pref. re- + L. adeptus, p. p. of adipisci to obtain.] To regain; to recover. [Obs.]

(Re`a*dep"tion) n. A regaining; recovery of something lost. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Read"er) n. [AS. r&aemacrdere.]

1. One who reads. Specifically: (a) One whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a church. (b) (University of Oxford, Eng.) One who reads lectures on scientific subjects. Lyell. (c) A proof reader. (d) One who reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit.

2. One who reads much; one who is studious.

3. A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a reading book.

(Read"er*ship), n. The office of reader. Lyell.

(Read"i*ly) adv.

1. In a ready manner; quickly; promptly. Chaucer.

2. Without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully.

How readily we wish time spent revoked!

(Read"i*ness), n. The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness.

They received the word with all readiness of mind.
Acts xvii. 11.

Syn. — Facility; quickness; expedition; promptitude; promptness; aptitude; aptness; knack; skill; expertness; dexterity; ease; cheerfulness. See Facility.

(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; version.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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