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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.

Read Quotations

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Saint Augustine

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the 'good old days' when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy.
Sherry Turkle

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon
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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
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