reading desk
noun Date: 1703 lectern

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reading desk — Reading Read ing, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading. [1913 Webster] 2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community. [1913 Webster] {Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader. {Reading desk}, a desk to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reading desk — n. LECTERN …   English World dictionary

  • reading desk — noun desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer • Syn: ↑lectern • Hypernyms: ↑stand * * * noun : a desk with a sloping top used to support a book in a convenient position for a reader standing before… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reading desk — desk made to rest a book on while a person is reading …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reading desk — read′ing desk n. 1) fur a desk for use in reading, esp. by a person standing 2) fur a lectern in a church • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • reading desk — /ˈridɪŋ dɛsk/ (say reeding desk) noun 1. a desk for use in reading, especially by a person standing. 2. → lectern …   Australian English dictionary

  • reading desk — 1. a desk for use in reading, esp. by a person standing. 2. a lectern in a church. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • reading-desk — readˈing desk noun 1. A desk for holding a book or paper while it is read 2. A lectern • • • Main Entry: ↑read …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reading — Read ing, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading. [1913 Webster] 2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community. [1913 Webster] {Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader. {Reading desk}, a desk to support a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reading book — Reading Read ing, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading. [1913 Webster] 2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community. [1913 Webster] {Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader. {Reading desk}, a desk to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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