Verb: read (read) reed
Noun: read reed
- Interpret something that is written or printed
"read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
- Have or contain a certain wording or form
"The passage reads as follows";
- Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
"The King will read the proclamation at noon"
- Obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer";
- 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"
- Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
"I read this address as a satire";
- Be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam";
- learn, study, take
- Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
"The gauge read 'empty'";
- register, show, record
- (performing arts) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
- To hear and understand
"I read you loud and clear!"
- Make sense of a language
"Can you read Greek?";
- understand, interpret, translate
- 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