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Dictionary definition for: Read

1. (n) something that is read; "the article was a very good read"

2. (v) interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

3. (v) have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows" "What does the law say?"

4. (v) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

5. (v) obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

6. (v) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can''t read his strange behavior" "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball"

7. (v) 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?" "You can''t take credit for this!"

8. (v) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read "empty"

9. (v) be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

10. (v) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for "Julius Cesar" at Stratford this year"

11. (v) to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"

12. (v) make sense of a language; "She understands French" "Can you read Greek?"

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