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.Boyle.
(Re`a*dept") v. t. [Pref. re- + L. adeptus, p. p. of adipisci to obtain.] To regain; to recover.
(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.
1. In a ready manner; quickly; promptly. Chaucer.
2. Without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully.
How readily we wish time spent revoked!Cowper.
(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.
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.Hooker.
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.