Definitions of read

  1. make sense of a language; " She understands French"; " Can you read Greek?"
  2. be a student of a certain subject; " She is reading for the bar exam"
  3. have or contain a certain wording or form; " The passage reads as follows"; " What does the law say?"
  4. something that is read; " the article was a very good read"
  5. having been read; often used in combination; " a widely read newspaper"
  6. 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!"
  7. to hear and understand; " I read you loud and clear!"
  8. interpret something that is written or printed; " read the advertisement"; " Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
  9. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; " The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  10. 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"
  11. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; " The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; " The gauge read ` empty'"
  12. obtain data from magnetic tapes; " This dictionary can be read by the computer"
  13. 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"
  14. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; " He is auditioning for ` Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
  15. To advise; to counsel.
  16. Rennet. See 3d Reed.
  17. of Read
  18. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
  19. To tell; to declare; to recite.
  20. 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.
  21. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
  22. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
  23. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
  24. To give advice or counsel.
  25. To tell; to declare.
  26. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
  27. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
  28. To learn by reading.
  29. 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.
  30. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
  31. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
  32. Reading.
  33. imp. & amp; p. p. of Read, v. t. & amp; i.
  34. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
  35. imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
  36. 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.
  37. Read.
  38. 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.
  39. Informed about, or acquainted with, by means of books.
  40. To utter aloud written or printed words: to peruse: to comprehend: to study.
  41. To perform the act of reading: to practice much reading: to appear in reading:- pa. t. and pa. p. read ( red).
  42. Versed in books: learned.
  43. A public way for travelling; place where ships ride at anchor.
  44. Of to read.
  45. To utter or peruse written or printed words; to comprehend.
  46. To understand, as written or printed characters, or any marks or signs; peruse; interpret; explain; also, to utter audibly what is so learned.
  47. To gain information, as from anything written or printed; utter aloud the contents, as of a book or manuscript.
  48. Informed as by reading; acquainted with books or literature.
  49. To utter aloud what is written or printed; to peruse; to discover and understand by signs; to study; to learn by observation.
  50. To perform the act of reading; to be studious; to learn by reading; to stand written.
  51. 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.
  52. The abomasum or fourth stomach of ruminants.

Quotes of read

  1. Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln. – Bruce Barton
  2. Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. – Alan Bennett
  3. However, I survived and started to read all chemistry books that I could get a hand on, first some 19th century books from our home library that did not provide much reliable information, and then I emptied the rather extensive city library. – Richard Ernst
  4. Like, every couple of months you read they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff- they usually videotape you while you're reading it- so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it. – John Goodman
  5. Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read has become literary. – Mario Vargas Llosa
  6. The more I learn and read about the 10th Muse i realize what a great fan base and cult following she has. I'm going to try to live up to the fantastic image of the 10th Muse! – Cindy Margolis
  7. You can read everybody. It's not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it's false. – Charles Olson
  8. People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to. – Jerry Seinfeld
  9. I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that's pretty much it. – Rick Springfield
  10. I'd already made the decision before I'd even read it -just because it was John Sayles. Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes that have been a big part of my life. – Mary Steenburgen
  11. To tell the truth, I don't read children's books. I'm an adult. I just write them. – William Steig
  12. I had read the novel and I had heard David Lean was going to direct it- and it came as a surprise to me because American actors, if given the chance, can do style as well as anybody and speak as well as anybody. – Rod Steiger
  13. But what I hope for from a book- either one that I write or one that I read is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer. – Anne Tyler
  14. Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent. – Gore Vidal
  15. I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women. I always think it's kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry. – Diane Wakoski

Usage examples for read

  1. Read it, and you will see. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  2. But I've got to read him all the same. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. The young man read it. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  4. Do you mean to read it, or not? – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  5. I went home and read my play. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. You can read it if you wish when you have time. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  7. I can read your face too well. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  8. You know how to read do you? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. Got there; but- read for yourself. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  10. If you can read that is. – Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley
  11. We can say that he has to read quietly, out there ... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  12. I should like to read it; it would do me so much good. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  13. I guess you read what happened. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  14. " I will let you read it then. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  15. Do you never read anything? – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  16. Then you write what you please, and read it to me. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. She did not even read very much. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  18. Do you care to read – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  19. Would you like to read it for yourself? – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. " Haven't you ever read says he, " of Gasparilla?" – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford

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