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Overview of noun read

The noun read has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. read

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


Overview of verb read

The verb read has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (115) read

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

2. (17) read, say

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

3. (15) read

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

4. (5) read, scan

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

5. (5) read

(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")

6. (5) take, read

(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!")

7. (4) learn, study, read, take

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

8. (3) read, register, show, record

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

9. read

(audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year")

10. read

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

11. understand, read, interpret, translate

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

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