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Meaning of read by Wiktionary Dictionary

Read


    Proper noun

    Read

    1. A surname, a less common spelling variant of Reid .
    2. A male given name transferred from the surname .

    Anagrams

    • DARE, dare, dear, 'eard, rade


Explanation of read by Wordnet Dictionary

Read


    Verb
    1. make sense of a language

    2. Can you read Greek?
    3. be a student of a certain subject

    4. She is reading for the bar exam
    5. to hear and understand

    6. I read you loud and clear!
    7. interpret something in a certain way

    8. I read this address as a satire
    9. interpret something that is written or printed

    10. read the advertisement
      Have you read Salman Rushdie?
    11. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

    12. The King will read the proclamation at noon
    13. interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky

    14. She read the sky and predicted rain
      I can't read his strange behavior
      The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball
    15. obtain data from magnetic tapes

    16. This dictionary can be read by the computer
    17. indicate a certain reading

    18. The gauge read `empty'
    19. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role

    20. have or contain a certain wording or form

    21. The passage reads as follows
    Noun
    1. something that is read

    2. the article was a very good read


    Definition of read by GCIDE Dictionary

    Read


    1. Read ( rēd ), n. Rennet. See 3d Reed. [Prov. Eng.]

    2. Read ( rēd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read ( rĕd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Reading.] [OE. reden, ræden, AS. rǣdan to read, advise, counsel, fr. rǣd advice, counsel, rǣdan ( imperf. reord ) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. rāða, Goth. rēdan ( in comp. ), and perh. also to Skr. rādh to succeed. √116. Cf. Riddle.]
      1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede.

      Therefore, I read thee, get thee 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. Spenser.

      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. Chaucer.

      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 aloud 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.

    3. Read ( rēd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read ( rĕd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Reading.] [OE. reden, ræden, AS. rǣdan to read, advise, counsel, fr. rǣd advice, counsel, rǣdan ( imperf. reord ) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. rāða, Goth. rēdan ( in comp. ), and perh. also to Skr. rādh to succeed. √116. Cf. Riddle.]
      1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede.

      Therefore, I read thee, get thee 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. Spenser.

      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. Chaucer.

      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 aloud 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.

    4. Read, v. i.
      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 document.

      So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. Neh. viii. 8.

      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.

    5. Read, n. [AS. rǣd counsel, fr. rǣdan 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.

    6. Read ( rĕd ), imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.

    7. Read ( rĕd ), a. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.

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