For the verb: "to read"
|Simple Past: ||read|
|Past Participle: ||read|
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
read1 /rid/USA pronunciation
v., read/rɛd/USA pronunciationread•ing/ˈridɪŋ/USA pronunciationn.
to look at so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): [~ + object]reading the newspaper; could read music.[no object]When did she start reading?[~ + (that) clause]I read that there was a big problem in your school.
to say aloud or in speech (something written, printed, etc.): [~ + object + to + object]to read a story to a child.[~ + object + object]I read her a story.[~ + to + object]The instructor read aloud to the class.
[~ + object] to recognize and understand the meaning of (gestures, symbols, signals, or other communication):to read braille; to read lips.
[~ + object] to figure out the significance of, pattern behind, etc., by observing outward appearances:to read the dark sky as the threat of a storm.
[~ + object + into + object] to infer or guess at (something not expressed) from what is read, considered, or observed:You're reading meanings into this incident that really aren't there.
[not: be + ~-ing] to give or have a certain form or wording: [~ + object]For "one thousand'' another version reads "ten thousand.''[no object]a rule that reads in two different ways.
[not: be + ~-ing; ~ + object] to register or indicate, as a thermometer:The temperature reads a balmy seventy-two degrees.
[~ + object] to learn by or as if by reading:to read a person's thoughts.
[~ + object] to bring, put, etc., by reading:to read oneself to sleep.
Computing[~ + object] (in computers) to obtain (data or programs) from an outside disk or tape and place in a computer's memory.
British Terms[~ + object][Brit.]to study (a subject), as at a university:reading history at Oxford.
[no object] to be readable in a certain way:The essay reads well.
read up on, [~ + up + on + object] to learn about by reading:I read up on the subject.
an act or instance of reading.
something read:Her new novel is a good read.
read2 /rɛd/USA pronunciation
adj. having knowledge gained by reading:a well-read person.
Idiomsread between the lines, [no object] to understand more than is directly stated.
Idiomsread someone's lips, [used as a command] said to stress that what follows should already be clear:Read my lips—I don't want the job.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
read /riːd/ vb (reads, reading, read /rɛd/)
- to comprehend the meaning of (something written or printed) by looking at and interpreting the written or printed characters
- when tr, often followed by out: to look at, interpret, and speak aloud (something written or printed)
- (transitive) to interpret the significance or meaning of through scrutiny and recognition: he read the sky and predicted rain, to read a map
- (transitive) to interpret or understand the meaning of (signs, characters, etc) other than by visual means: to read Braille
- (transitive) to have sufficient knowledge of (a language) to understand the written or printed word
- (transitive) to discover or make out the true nature or mood of: to read someone's mind
- to interpret or understand (something read) in a specified way, or (of something read) to convey a particular meaning or impression: I read this speech as satire, this book reads well
- (transitive) to adopt as a reading in a particular passage: for ``boon'' read ``bone''
- (intransitive) to have or contain a certain form or wording: the sentence reads as follows
- to undertake a course of study in (a subject): to read history, read for the bar
- to gain knowledge by reading: he read about the war
- (transitive) to register, indicate, or show: the meter reads 100
- (transitive) to bring or put into a specified condition by reading: to read a child to sleep
- (transitive) to hear and understand, esp when using a two-way radio: we are reading you loud and clear
- to obtain (data) from a storage device, such as magnetic tape
- read a lesson, read a lecture ⇒ informal to censure or reprimand, esp in a long-winded manner
See also read into
- matter suitable for reading: this new book is a very good read
- the act of reading
, read out
, read upEtymology: Old English rǣdan to advise, explain; related to Old Frisian rēda, Old High German rātan, Gothic garēdan
read /rɛd/ vb
- the past tense and past participle of read1
- having knowledge gained from books (esp in the phrases widely read, well-read)
- take something as read ⇒ to take something for granted as a fact; understand or presume
'read' also found in these entries:
(future form 2nd, I read the attached document that is very clear, I sign it as I will be in your office.
(the or without the) books I read yesterday
[Afger] having read this
>> Topic summary: Numbers - reading, speaking, saying, writing in full [number say speak read write]
<It> would be fun to read when you grow up.
"...supposed to read, write, study..."
"20:00" how do you read it? [saying telling time]
"Can you read what's (are?) in the blue box, please"??
"from what i read " vs "as far as i read"
"I read with great interest"
"it's not complicated we're just syncopated we can read each other's minds"
"read also" or "also read"
"Read news" or "read the news"?
"Read page(s) 8 until/till 11."
"reel" Read on the newspaper "United reel"
"To read" or "for reading"
"What did you do yesterday?" - "I read a book."
"You should read the books that are interesting"
A classic is something everybody wants to have read,...(Mark Twain)
a comforting door-stopper of a read
A name of a room used to read books
a read for sore eyes [sight]
a second read / the second read
a very interesting book ,<one/ the one> I have never read [pronoun 'one']
adjective for eyes that can hardly read
After reading/having read
all I know is what I read in the papers
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