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Definition of Read


  1. Rennet. See 3d Reed.
  2. of Read
  3. To advise; to counsel.
  4. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
  5. To tell; to declare; to recite.
  6. 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.
  7. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
  8. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
  9. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
  10. To give advice or counsel.
  11. To tell; to declare.
  12. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
  13. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
  14. To learn by reading.
  15. 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.
  16. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
  17. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
  18. Reading.
  19. imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
  20. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
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Read Translations

read in Afrikaans is lees
read in Dutch is lezen
read in Finnish is lukea
read in French is lisent, lue, lire, lisons, lurent, lisez, lues, lu
read in German is gelesen, lesen, einlesen
read in Italian is leggere
read in Norwegian is lese
read in Portuguese is lido, ler
read in Spanish is leer