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NOUN (1)

1. something that is read;
- Example: "the article was a very good read"


VERB (11)

1. interpret something that is written or printed;
- Example: "read the advertisement"
- Example: "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

2. have or contain a certain wording or form;
- Example: "The passage reads as follows"
- Example: "What does the law say?"
[syn: read, say]

3. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed;
- Example: "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

4. obtain data from magnetic tapes;
- Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
[syn: read, scan]

5. interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior;
- Example: "She read the sky and predicted rain"
- Example: "I can't read his strange behavior"
- Example: "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

6. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression;
- Example: "I read this address as a satire"
- Example: "How should I take this message?"
- Example: "You can't take credit for this!"
[syn: take, read]

7. be a student of a certain subject;
- Example: "She is reading for the bar exam"
[syn: learn, study, read, take]

8. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;
- Example: "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
- Example: "The gauge read `empty'"
[syn: read, register, show, record]

9. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role;
- Example: "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"

10. to hear and understand;
- Example: "I read you loud and clear!"

11. make sense of a language;
- Example: "She understands French"
- Example: "Can you read Greek?"
[syn: understand, read, interpret, translate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[=e]d), n. Rennet. See 3d Reed. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read (r[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Reading.] [OE. reden, r[ae]den, AS. r[=ae]dan to read, advise, counsel, fr. r[=ae]d advice, counsel, r[=ae]dan (imperf. reord) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. r[=a][eth]a, Goth. r[=e]dan (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. r[=a]dh to succeed. [root]116. Cf. Riddle.] 1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede. [1913 Webster] Therefore, I read thee, get thee to God's word, and thereby try all doctrine. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle. [1913 Webster] 3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But read how art thou named, and of what kin. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Well could he rede a lesson or a story. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend. [1913 Webster] Who is't can read a woman? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation. [1913 Webster] An armed corse did lie, In whose dead face he read great magnanimity. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[e^]d), imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]
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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[e^]d), a. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned. [1913 Webster] A poet . . . well read in Longinus. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\, n. [AS. r[=ae]d counsel, fr. r[=ae]dan to counsel. See Read, v. t.] 1. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. [Read, v.] Reading. [Colloq.] --Hume. [1913 Webster] One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a read. --Furnivall. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

read n 1: something that is read; "the article was a very good read" v 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"; "What does the law say?" [syn: read, 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" [syn: read, scan] 5: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "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"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!" [syn: take, read] 7: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read, take] 8: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record] 9: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year" 10: to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!" 11: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?" [syn: understand, read, interpret, translate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "read": 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
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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