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Definitions of read:

  • noun:   something that is read
    Example: "The article was a very good read"
  • verb:   have or contain a certain wording or form
    Example: "The passage reads as follows"
  • verb:   to hear and understand
    Example: "I read you loud and clear!"
  • verb:   interpret something that is written or printed
    Example: "Read the advertisement"
  • verb:   look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    Example: "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  • verb:   interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior
    Example: "She read the sky and predicted rain"
  • verb:   obtain data from magnetic tapes
    Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
  • verb:   indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    Example: "The gauge read `empty'"
  • verb:   audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  • verb:   make sense of a language
    Example: "Can you read Greek?"
  • verb:   interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    Example: "I read this address as a satire"
  • verb:   be a student of a certain subject
    Example: "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 16666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1957)


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See read used in context: 130 Shakespeare works, 15 quotations, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, 40 Bible passages, 147 definitions


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