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read - Dictionary definition and meaning for word read

Definition
(noun) something that is read
Example Sentence
  • the article was a very good read

Definition
(verb) interpret something that is written or printed
Example Sentence
  • read the advertisement
  • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

Definition
(verb) have or contain a certain wording or form
Synonyms : say
Example Sentence
  • The passage reads as follows
  • What does the law say?

Definition
(verb) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
Example Sentence
  • The King will read the proclamation at noon

Definition
(verb) obtain data from magnetic tapes
Synonyms : scan
Example Sentence
  • This dictionary can be read by the computer

Definition
(verb) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
Example Sentence
  • She read the sky and predicted rain
  • I can't read his strange behavior
  • The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball

Definition
(verb) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
Synonyms : take
Example Sentence
  • I read this address as a satire
  • How should I take this message?
  • You can't take credit for this!

Definition
(verb) be a student of a certain subject
Synonyms : learn , study , take
Example Sentence
  • She is reading for the bar exam

Definition
(verb) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
Synonyms : record , register , show
Example Sentence
  • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
  • The gauge read `empty'

Definition
(verb) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
Example Sentence
  • He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year

Definition
(verb) to hear and understand
Example Sentence
  • I read you loud and clear!

Definition
(verb) make sense of a language
Synonyms : interpret , translate , understand
Example Sentence
  • She understands French
  • Can you read Greek?

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