(Legislation), its formal recital, by the proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.

(Read"ing), a.

1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.

2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.

Reading book, a book for teaching reading; a reader.Reading desk, a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church.Reading glass, a large lens with more or less magnifying power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc.Reading man, one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student.Reading room, a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.

(Re`ad*journ") v. t. To adjourn a second time; to adjourn again.

(Re`ad*journ"ment) n. The act of readjourning; a second or repeated adjournment.

(Re`ad*just") v. t. To adjust or settle again; to put in a different order or relation; to rearrange.

(Re`ad*just"er) n. One who, or that which, readjusts; in some of the States of the United States, one who advocates a refunding, and sometimes a partial repudiation, of the State debt without the consent of the State's creditors.

(Re`ad*just"ment) n. A second adjustment; a new or different adjustment.

(Re`ad*mis"sion) n. The act of admitting again, or the state of being readmitted; as, the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.

(Re`ad*mit") v. t. To admit again; to give entrance or access to again.

Whose ear is ever open, and his eye
Gracious to readmit the suppliant.

(Re`ad*mit"tance) n. Allowance to enter again; a second admission.

(Re`a*dopt") v. t. To adopt again. Young.

(Re`a*dorn") v. t. To adorn again or anew.

(Re`ad*vance") v. i. To advance again.

(Re`ad*vert"en*cy) n. The act of adverting to again, or of reviewing. [R.] Norris.

(Read"y) a. [Compar. Readier (-i*er); superl. Readiest.] [AS. r&aemacrde; akin to D. gereed, bereid, G. bereit, Goth. garáids fixed, arranged, and possibly to E. ride, as meaning originally, prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry.]

1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey. "When she redy was." Chaucer.

2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. "Dinner was ready." Fielding.

My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Matt. xxii. 4.

Reading of a bill

  By PanEris using Melati.

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