Pronunciation: rĕd
n.1.Rennet. See 3d Reed.
v. t.1.To advise; to counsel.
[imp. & p. p. Read (rĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reading.]
2.To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
3.To tell; to declare; to recite.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To give advice or counsel.
2.To tell; to declare.
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.
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.
n.1.Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a read.
- Furnivall.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
a.1.Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
A poet . . . well read in Longinus.
- Addison.
Noun1.Readread - something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
Verb1.read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
2.read - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
Synonyms: say
3.read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
4.read - obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
Synonyms: scan
5.read - 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"
6.read - 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!"
Synonyms: take
7.read - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
Synonyms: record, register, show
8.read - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
Synonyms: learn, study, take
9.read - audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
10.read - to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
11.read - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
Relative Element Address Designate (cryptography)absorb, announce, appreciate, apprehend, assign to, assimilate, be with one, bone, catch, catch on, comprehend, con, conceive, construe, contemplate, correct copy, debate, decipher, declaim, define, deliver, demagogue, describe, diagnose, dig, digest, drill, elocute, elucubrate, examine, fathom, feel out, fly a kite, follow, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, go in for, go over, grasp, grind, harangue, have, have it taped, hold forth, impute to, indicate, interpret, ken, know, learn, look over, lucubrate, major in, mark, master, minor in, mouth, orate, out-herod Herod, perorate, peruse, plunge into, pore over, practice, present, probe, proofread, rabble-rouse, rant, read for, read into, read law, realize, recite, record, regard studiously, register, restudy, review, rodomontade, savvy, say, scan, seize, seize the meaning, sense, skim, sound, sound out, specialize in, spiel, spout, study, study for, study to be, swot, take, take in, take it that, take to mean, tub-thump, understand, understand by, vet, wade through
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