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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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