Meaning of read

Definition of read

(noun) something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
(verb) interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
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"
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"
be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

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