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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\, v. i. 1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. --Neh. viii. 8. [1913 Webster] 4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar. [1913 Webster] 5. To learn by reading. [1913 Webster] I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]