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Definition of read:

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


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