Read Definition

rēd
reading, reads
verb
reading, reads
To utter or repeat aloud the words of written or printed matter.
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To utter aloud (printed or written matter)
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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 interpret movements of (the lips of a person speaking)
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Antonyms:
write
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noun
reads
An act of reading.
A quick read of the headlines.
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Something for reading.
A novel that's a good read.
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An interpretation or assessment.
Gave us her read of the political situation.
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A period of time spent reading.
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Synonyms:
literacy
adjective
Having knowledge gotten from reading.
She is widely read in American history.
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proper name
1893-1968; Eng. art & literary critic.
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pronoun

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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anagram

DARE, dare, dear, 'eard, rade.

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idiom
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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Other Word Forms of Read

Noun

Singular:
read
Plural:
reads

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Read

Origin of Read

  • 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

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

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

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