reading etymology

English word reading comes from English landlubber, English read

Detailed word origin of reading

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
read English (eng) (at first especially in the black, _, LGBT, _, community) To call attention to the flaws of (someone) in either a playful, a taunting, or an insulting way.. (computing, transitive) To fetch data from (a storage medium, etc.).. (informal, usually, ironic) Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term.. (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in [...]
reading English (eng) (legislature) One of several stages a bill passes through before becoming law.. A meeting where written material is read aloud.. A value indicated by a measuring device.. An interpretation.. Something to read; reading material.. The extent of what one has read.. The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.. The process of interpreting written language.. A piece of [...]

Words with the same origin as reading

Descendants of landlubber