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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Adjective


Noun read has 1 sense

Verb read has 11 senses


     Rennet. See 3d Reed.  [1913 Webster]
readv. t. [OE. reden, ræden, AS. r to read, advise, counsel, fr. r advice, counsel, r (imperf. reord) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. , Goth. r (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. rādh to succeed. Riddle.].
  •  To advise; to counsel.  [1913 Webster]
    "Therefore, I read thee, get thee to God's word, and thereby try all doctrine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tell; to declare; to recite.  [1913 Webster]
    "But read how art thou named, and of what kin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Well could he rede a lesson or a story."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who is't can read a woman?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Those about her
    From her shall read the perfect ways of honor.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
readv. i. 
  •  To give advice or counsel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tell; to declare.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To learn by reading.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  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.
readn. [AS. r counsel, fr. r to counsel. See Read, v. t.].
  •  Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Reading.  Hume.  [1913 Webster]
    "One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a read."  [1913 Webster]
readimp. & p. p. 
     imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.  [1913 Webster]
     Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.  [1913 Webster]
    "A poet . . . well read in Longinus."  [1913 Webster]


read, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. read)
1 tr. (also absol.) reproduce mentally or (often foll. by aloud, out, off, etc.) vocally the written or printed words of (a book, author, etc.) by following the symbols with the eyes or fingers.
2 tr. convert or be able to convert into the intended words or meaning (written or other symbols or the things expressed in this way).
3 tr. interpret mentally.
4 tr. deduce or declare an (esp. accurate) interpretation of (read the expression on my face).
5 tr. (often foll. by that + clause) find (a thing) recorded or stated in print etc. (I read somewhere that you are leaving).
6 tr. interpret (a statement or action) in a certain sense (my silence is not to be read as consent).
7 tr. (often foll. by into) assume as intended or deducible from a writer's words; find (implications) (you read too much into my letter).
8 tr. bring into a specified state by reading (read myself to sleep).
9 tr. (of a meter or other recording instrument) show (a specified figure etc.) (the thermometer reads 20°).
10 intr. convey meaning in a specified manner when read (it reads persuasively).
11 intr. sound or affect a hearer or reader as specified when read (the book reads like a parody).
12 a tr. study by reading (esp. a subject at university). b intr. carry out a course of study by reading (is reading for the Bar).
13 tr. (as read adj.) versed in a subject (esp. literature) by reading (a well-read person; was widely read in law).
14 tr. a (of a computer) copy or transfer (data). b (foll. by in, out) enter or extract (data) in an electronic storage device.
15 tr. a understand or interpret (a person) by hearing words or seeing signs, gestures, etc. b interpret (cards, a person's hand, etc.) as a fortune-teller. c interpret (the sky) as an astrologer or meteorologist.
16 tr. Printing check the correctness of and emend (a proof).
17 tr. (of an editor or text) give as the word or words probably used or intended by an author.
1 a spell of reading.
2 colloq. a book etc. as regards its readability (is a really good read).

read between the lines look for or find hidden meaning (in a document etc.). read-in the entry of data in an electronic storage device. read a person like a book understand a person's motives etc. read-only memory Computing a memory read at high speed but not capable of being changed by program instructions. read out 1 read aloud.
2 US expel from a political party etc. read-out information retrieved from a computer. read up make a special study of (a subject). read-write Computing capable of reading existing data and accepting alterations or further input (cf. read-only memory).
OE r{aelig}dan advise, consider, discern f. Gmc



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




VB interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render, do into, turn into, transfuse the sense of, find out, 1 the meaning of, read, spell out, make out, decipher, unravel, disentangle, find the key of, enucleate, resolve, solve, read between the lines, account for, find the cause, tell the cause of, throw light upon, shed light upon, shed new light upon, shed fresh light upon, clear up, clarify, elucidate, illustrate, exemplify, unfold, expound, comment upon, annotate, popularize, take in a particular sense, understand in a particular sense, receive in a particular sense, accept in a particular sense, understand by, put a construction on, be given to understand.


VB learn, acquire knowledge, gain knowledge, receive knowledge, take in knowledge, drink in knowledge, imbibe knowledge, pick up knowledge, gather knowledge, get knowledge, obtain knowledge, collect knowledge, glean knowledge, glean information, glean learning, acquaint oneself with, master, make oneself master of, make oneself acquainted with, grind, cram, get up, coach up, learn by heart, learn by rote, read, spell, peruse, con over, pore over, thumb over, wade through, dip into, run the eye over, run the eye through, turn over the leaves, study, be studious, burn the midnight oil, consume the midnight oil, mind one's book, cram, go to school, go to college, go to the university, matriculate, serve an apprenticeship, serve one's apprenticeship, serve one's time, learn one's trade, be informed, be taught, drop out, leave school, quit school, graduate, transfer, take a leave, dismiss, expel, kick out of school, flunk out, be dismissed.

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