Read meaning

rēd
The definition of read is to use eyes or fingers to figure out what letters or other symbols mean.

An example of read is looking at the words in a book and knowing what they mean.

An example of read is for a blind person to use their fingers to touch the Braille characters to understand their meaning.

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To utter or render aloud (written or printed material).

Read poems to the students.

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To have the ability to examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed material in a given language or notation).

Reads Chinese; reads music.

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To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
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Something for reading.

A novel that's a good read.

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Read is defined as interpret what a person is saying by looking at their lips, understand as if by reading, or to predict.

An example of read is when a deaf person looks at a person's lips to understand what they're saying; to read lips.

An example of read is when a friend knows exactly what their friend is thinking; read the friend's mind.

An example of read is being able to tell what's going to happen in the future; read the future.

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To determine the intent or mood of.

Can read your mind like a book; a hard person to read.

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To foretell or predict (the future).
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To receive or comprehend (a radio message, for example).

I read you loud and clear.

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To study or make a study of.

Read history as an undergraduate.

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To learn or get knowledge of from something written or printed.

Read that interest rates would continue to rise.

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To proofread.
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To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage.

For change read charge .

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To indicate, register, or show.

The dial reads 32°.

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To obtain (data) from a storage medium, such as a magnetic disk.
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To decode or translate (a sequence of messenger RNA) into an amino acid sequence in a polypeptide chain.
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To examine and grasp the meaning of printed or written characters, as of words or music.
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To speak aloud the words that one is reading.

Read to the children every night.

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To learn by reading.

Read about the storm in the paper today.

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To study.
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To have a particular wording.

Recite the poem exactly as it reads.

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To contain a specific meaning.

As the law reads, the defendant is guilty.

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To indicate, register, or show a measurement or figure.

How does your new watch read?

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To have a specified character or quality for the reader.

Your poems read well.

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Something that is read.
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An interpretation or assessment.

Gave us her read of the political situation.

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Informed by reading; learned.

Only sparsely read in fields outside my profession.

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To utter aloud (printed or written matter)
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To interpret movements of (the lips of a person speaking)
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To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form.
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To foretell (the future)
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To interpret or understand (a printed passage) as having a particular meaning.
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To interpret (a musical composition) in a particular way, as in conducting.
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To have or give as a reading in a certain passage.

This edition reads “show,” not “shew”

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To study, as at a university; esp., to major in.

To read law.

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To record and show; register.

The thermometer reads 80°

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To put into a (specified) state by reading.

To read a child to sleep.

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To hear and understand.

I read you loud and clear.

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To access (data or a file) from (a disk, tape, etc.)
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To read something written, printed, etc., as words, music, books, etc.
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To utter or repeat aloud the words of written or printed matter.
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To learn by reading.
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To study.
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To have or give a particular meaning when read.

A poem that reads several ways.

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To contain, or be drawn up in, certain words.

The sentence reads as follows.

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To admit of being read as specified.

A story that reads well.

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An act of reading.

A quick read of the headlines.

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A period of time spent reading.
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Having knowledge gotten from reading.

She is widely read in American history.

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1893-1968; Eng. art & literary critic.
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To input into the computer from a peripheral device (keyboard, mouse, disk, etc.) or the network. Like reading a book or playing a DVD, reading does not destroy what is read. The term also refers to accessing the contents of memory.Every Read Is Also a WriteEvery transfer of data is a "read" from one location and a "write" to another. Reading a sector in a hard drive means writing that data into memory. When data are copied from one memory area to another, the data are "read out of" one section of RAM and "written into" another part. See write and read/write.
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(intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.

Have you read this book?; he doesn't like to read.

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(intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.

He read us a passage from his new book.

All right, class, who wants to read next?

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She read my mind and promptly rose to get me a glass of water.

I can read his feelings in his face.

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To consist of certain text.

On the door hung a sign that read "No admittance".

The passage reads differently in the earlier manuscripts.

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(intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.

Arabic reads right to left.

That sentence reads strangely.

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To substitute (a corrected piece of text in place of an erroneous one); used to introduce an emendation of a text.
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(informal, usually ironic) Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term.
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(telecommunications) To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.

Do you read me?

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(UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.

I am reading theology at university.

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(computing) To fetch data from (a storage medium, etc.).

To read a hard disk; to read a port; to read the keyboard.

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(transgenderism) To recognise (someone) as being transgender.

Every time I go outside, I worry that someone will read me.

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Simple past tense and past participle of read.
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A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.
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DARE, dare, dear, 'eard, rade.
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A surname, a less common spelling variant of Reid.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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read a lecture
  • To issue a reprimand:.
    My parents read me a lecture because I had neglected my chores.
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read between the lines
  • To perceive or detect an obscure or unexpressed meaning:.
    Learned to read between the lines of corporate annual reports to discern areas of fiscal weakness.
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read out of
  • To expel by proclamation from a social, political, or other group:.
    Was read out of the secretariat after the embarrassing incident.
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read out
  • To display or record with a readout device.
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read out of
  • To expel from (a political party, society, etc.) by public reading of dismissal.
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read someone a lecture
  • To scold or reprimand someone.
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read up (on)
  • To become well informed (about) by reading.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

read a lecture
read out of
read out of
read someone a lecture

Origin of read

  • Middle English reden from Old English rǣdan to advise ar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English reden, from Old English rÇ£dan (“to counsel, advise, consult; interpret, read"), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ“danÄ… (“advise, counsel"). Cognate with Scots rede, red (“to advise, counsel, decipher, read"), Saterland Frisian räide (“to advise, counsel"), West Frisian riede (“to advise, counsel"), Dutch raden (“to advise, counsel, rede"), German raten (“to advise; guess"), Danish rÃ¥de (“to advise"), Swedish rÃ¥da (“to advise, counsel"). The development from "˜advise, interpret' to "˜interpret letters, read' is unique to English. Compare rede.

    From Wiktionary