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Definitions of read

  1. To perform the act of reading; to be studious; to learn by reading; to stand written. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To advise; to counsel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To observe and understand the meaning of (something written, printed, or inscribed); peruse; as, to read a book; understand by observation; as, to read the stars; explain or make clear; as, it is easy to read his meaning; make a study of; as, to read law; learn, as from books, etc.; as, we read that the war has ended. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To utter aloud written or printed words: to peruse: to comprehend: to study. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To utter or peruse written or printed words; to comprehend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To understand, as written or printed characters, or any marks or signs; peruse; interpret; explain; also, to utter audibly what is so learned. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To give advice or counsel. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To tell; to declare. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To peruse written or printed matter; learn from written or printed matter; with of or about; utter aloud the words of a book, etc.; as, he reads well; make a careful study; as, to read up on history; to have a special form; as, the passage reads thus. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To perform the act of reading: to practice much reading: to appear in reading:-pa.t. and pa.p. read (red). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Of to read. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To gain information, as from anything written or printed; utter aloud the contents, as of a book or manuscript. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To utter aloud what is written or printed; to peruse; to discover and understand by signs; to study; to learn by observation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To pronounce or give utterance to that which the written symbols placed before the eyes are meant to convey; to peruse, as a book, either silently or aloud; to discover by characters or marks; to study, as a student; to perform the act of reading; to be studious; to know by reading or observation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. The abomasum or fourth stomach of ruminants. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  38. Reading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Informed about, or acquainted with, by means of books. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. something that is read; "the article was a very good read" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. Rennet. See 3d Reed. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A public way for travelling; place where ships ride at anchor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. of Read Webster Dictionary DB
  44. having been read; often used in combination; "a widely read newspaper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Versed in books: learned. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Informed as by reading; acquainted with books or literature. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Read. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for read

  1. I guess you read what happened. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. If you can read that is. – Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley
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