1. something that is read
- the article was a very good read
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
Similar word(s): 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
Similar word(s): scan
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
Similar word(s): take
7. be a student of a certain subject
- She is reading for the bar exam
Definition categories: cognition
8. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
- The gauge read `empty'
9. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
10. to hear and understand
- I read you loud and clear!
11. make sense of a language
- Can you read Greek?
Sentences with read as a verb:
- have you read this book?;
- He read us a passage from his new book.
- All right, class, who wants to read next?
- She read my mind and promptly rose to get me a glass of water.
- I can read his feelings in his face.
- On the door hung a sign that reads "No admittance".
- The passage reads differently in the earlier manuscripts.
- Arabic reads right to left.
- That sentence reads strangely.
- Do you read me?
- I am reading theology at university.
- to read a hard disk; to read a port; to read the keyboard
- Every time I go outside, I worry that someone will read me.