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Verb: read (read)  reed
  1. Interpret something that is written or printed
    "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
     
  2. Have or contain a certain wording or form
    "The passage reads as follows";
    - say
     
  3. Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
     
  4. Obtain data from magnetic tapes
    "This dictionary can be read by the computer";
    - scan
     
  5. Interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behaviour
    "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behaviour"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
     
  6. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    "I read this address as a satire";
    - take
     
  7. Be a student of a certain subject
    "She is reading for the bar exam";
    - learn, study, take
     
  8. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    "The gauge read 'empty'";
    - register, show, record
     
  9. (performing arts) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
     
  10. To hear and understand
    "I read you loud and clear!"
     
  11. Make sense of a language
    "Can you read Greek?";
    - understand, interpret, translate
Noun: read  reed
  1. Something that is read
    "the article was a very good read"

Sounds like: r, read, reed, rede, Rei or reave, reevd, rea

Derived forms: reading, reads, read

Type of: anticipate, audition, call, construe, feature, forebode, foretell, have, indicate, interpret, mouth, predict, prognosticate, promise, publication, see, speak, talk, try out, understand, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Read, West Virginia