Definition of READ

noun : READ

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) something that is read; "the article was a very good read" ;

verb : READ

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" ;

  • 3. (

    ) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon" ;

  • 4. (

    ) obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?" ;

  • 8. (

    ) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" ;

  • 9. (

    ) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year" ;

  • 10. (

    ) to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!" ;


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