Definition of Read

1. Noun. Something that is read. "The article was a very good read"

Generic synonyms: Publication

2. Verb. Interpret something that is written or printed. "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Specialized synonyms: Anagram, Anagrammatise, Anagrammatize, Reread, Dip Into, Decipher, Trace, Skim, Skim Over, Lip-read, Lipread, Speech-read
Related verbs: Say
Derivative terms: Reader, Reader, Reading

3. Verb. Have or contain a certain wording or form. "What does the law say?"
Exact synonyms: Say
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

4. Verb. Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed. "The parents read the children a French poem "; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
Specialized synonyms: Numerate, Dictate, Call
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Reader, Reader, Reading

5. Verb. Obtain data from magnetic tapes. "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
Exact synonyms: Scan
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Specialized synonyms: Misread

6. Verb. Interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior. "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
Related verbs: Take
Specialized synonyms: Scry
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Call, Forebode, Foretell, Predict, Prognosticate, Promise

7. Verb. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression. "You can't take credit for this!"
Exact synonyms: Take
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Specialized synonyms: Misinterpret, Misread
Derivative terms: Reading

8. Verb. Be a student of a certain subject. "She is reading for the bar exam"
Exact synonyms: Learn, Study, Take
Specialized synonyms: Audit, Prepare, Train, Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practise
Derivative terms: Study, Study, Studying

9. Verb. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments. "The gauge read `empty'"
Exact synonyms: Record, Register, Show
Specialized synonyms: Say, Show, Strike
Generic synonyms: Indicate
Derivative terms: Reading, Reading, Registration

10. Verb. Audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role. "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Audition, Try Out

11. Verb. To hear and understand. "I read you loud and clear!"
Generic synonyms: Understand
Related verbs: Take

12. Verb. Make sense of a language. "Can you read Greek?"
Exact synonyms: Interpret, Translate, Understand
Generic synonyms: Understand
Derivative terms: Understandable

Definition of Read

1. n. Rennet. See 3d Reed.

2. v. t. To advise; to counsel.

3. v. i. To give advice or counsel.

4. n. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.

5. a. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.

Definition of Read

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Old English dot=), a less common spelling variant of Reid. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To think, believe; to consider (that). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. ''Often construed with a ''to'' phrase or an indirect object.'' ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc. ¹

8. Verb. To consist of certain text. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To substitute (a corrected piece of text in place of an erroneous one); (non-gloss definition used to introduce an emendation of a text). ¹

11. Verb. (informal usually ironic) (non-gloss definition Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term). ¹

12. Verb. (transitive telecommunications) To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive British) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive transgenderism) to recognise (someone) as being transgender ¹

15. Verb. (past of #Verb read) ¹

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Definition of Read

1. to look at so as to take in the meaning of, as something written or printed [v READ, READING, READS] : READABLE [adj], READABLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Read

1. 1. To advise; to counsel. See Rede. "Therefore, I read thee, get to God's word, and thereby try all doctrine." (Tyndale) 2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle. 3. To tell; to declare; to recite. "But read how art thou named, and of what kin." (Spenser) 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. "Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille." (Chaucer) "Well could he rede a lesson or a story." (Chaucer) 5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend. "Who is't can read a woman?" (Shak) 6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation. "An armed corse did lie, In whose dead face he read great magnanimity." (Spenser) "Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honor." (Shak) 7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law. To read one's self in, to read about 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. Origin: OE. Reden, raeden, AS. Raedan to read, advice, counsel, fr. Raed advise, counsel, raedan (imperf. Reord) to advice, counsel, guess; akin to D. Raden to advise, G. Raten, rathen, Icel. Ratha, Goth. Redan (in comp), and perh. Also to Skr. Radh to succeed. Cf. Riddle. 1. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede. 2. [Read] Reading. "One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a read." (Furnivall) Origin: AS. Raed counsel, fr. Raedan to counsel. See Read. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Read

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reactive power
reactive powers
reactive schizophrenia
reactor scram
reactor scrams
read (current term)
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read-eval-print loops
read-only access
read-only file
read-only memory
read-only memory chip
read-only storage
read/write head
read/write memory
read between the lines
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