- readread1 [rēd]vt.read [red] reading [rēd′iŋ] [ME reden, to explain, hence to read < OE rædan, to counsel, interpret; akin to Ger raten, to counsel, advise < IE * rē-dh, *rə-dh < base * ar-, *(a)rē-, to join, fit > ART3, ARM1, L reri, to think, ratio, a reckoning]1.a) to get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signsb) short for PROOFREAD2. to utter aloud (printed or written matter)3. to interpret movements of (the lips of a person speaking)4. to know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form5.a) to understand the nature, significance, or thinking of as if by reading [to read a person's character in her face, to read someone's mind]b) to ascribe (an underlying meaning or significance) to: with into [don't read anything into his straightforward reply]6.a) to interpret (signals, etc.)b) to interpret (dreams, omens, tea leaves, lines in the palm of a hand, etc.)7. to foretell (the future)8. to interpret or understand (a printed passage) as having a particular meaning9. to interpret (a musical composition) in a particular way, as in conducting10. to have or give as a reading in a certain passage [this edition reads “show,” not “shew”]11. Brit. to study, as at a university; esp., to major in [to read law]12. to record and show; register [the thermometer reads 80°]13. to put into a (specified) state by reading [to read a child to sleep]14. Slang to hear and understand [I read you loud and clear]15. Comput. to access (data or a file) from (a disk, tape, etc.)vi.1. to read something written, printed, etc., as words, music, books, etc.2. to utter or repeat aloud the words of written or printed matter3. to learn by reading: with about or of4. to study5. to have or give a particular meaning when read [a poem that reads several ways]6. to contain, or be drawn up in, certain words [the sentence reads as follows]7. to admit of being read as specified [a story that reads well]n.1. an act of reading [a quick read of the headlines]2. something for reading [a novel that's a good read]3. Chiefly Brit. a period of time spent reading——————read outto display or record with a readout device——————read out ofto expel from (a political party, society, etc.) by public reading of dismissal——————read someone a lecture or read someone a lessonto scold or reprimand someone——————read up on or read upto become well informed (about) by readingread2 [red]vt., vi.pt. & pp. of READ1adj.having knowledge gotten from reading [she is widely read in American history]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.