Definitions for: Read

[n] something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
[adj] having been read; often used in combination; "a widely read newspaper"
[v] 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!"
[v] make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
[v] be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
[v] to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
[v] interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
[v] look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
[v] 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"
[v] obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
[v] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
[v] audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for Julius Cesar at Stratford this year"
[v] have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Read, n.
Rennet. See 3d Reed. [Prov. Eng.]

Read, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read; p. pr. & vb. n.
Reading.] [OE. reden, r[ae]den, AS. r[=ae]dan to read,
advice, counsel, fr. r[=ae]d advise, counsel, r[=ae]dan
(imperf. reord) to advice, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden
to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. r[=a][eth]a, Goth.
r[=e]dan (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. r[=a]dh to
succeed. [root]116. Cf. Riddle.]
1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede.

Therefore, I read thee, get to God's word, and
thereby try all doctrine. --Tyndale.

2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.

3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.]

But read how art thou named, and of what kin.

4. 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.

Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille.

Well could he rede a lesson or a story. --Chaucer.

5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.

Who is't can read a woman? --Shak.

6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features,
etc.; to learn by observation.

An armed corse did lie, In whose dead face he read
great magnanimity. --Spenser.

Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways
of honor. --Shak.

7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as,
to read theology or law.

To read one's self in, to read about the Thirty-nine
Articles and the Declaration of Assent, -- required of a
clergyman of the Church of England when he first
officiates in a new benefice.

Read, v. t.
1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.]

2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over
and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like

So they read in the book of the law of God
distinctly, and gave the sense. --Neh. viii.

4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.

5. To learn by reading.

I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to
death for an iniquitous sentence. --Swift.

6. 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.

7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence
reads queerly.

To read between the lines, to infer something different
from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning
as distinguished from the apparent meaning.

Read, n. [AS. r[=ae]d counsel, fr. r[=ae]dan to counsel.
See Read, v. t.]
1. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See
Rede. [Obs.]

2. [Read, v.] Reading. [Colloq.] --Hume.

One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a
read. --Furnivall.

imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.

Read, a.
Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.

A poet . . . well read in Longinus. --Addison.

Synonyms: interpret, learn, record, register, say, show, study, take, translate, understand

Antonyms: unread

See Also: anagram, anagrammatise, anagrammatize, anticipate, audit, audition, call, construe, decipher, dictate, dip into, drill, exercise, feature, forebode, foretell, have, indicate, lipread, misinterpret, misread, mouth, numerate, practice, practise, predict, prepare, prognosticate, promise, publication, reread, say, scan, see, skim, skim over, speak, spell out, strike, talk, trace, train, try out, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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