Read

  • (verb): Interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior.
    Example: "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on read:

Read Or Die
... R.O.D Read or Die (リード・オア・ダイ, Rīdo oa Dai?) is a series of light novels authored by Hideyuki Kurata, published under Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko imprint ... Read or Die follows Yomiko Readman, codename "The Paper", an agent for the Special Operations Division of the British Library ... There are currently 11 Read or Die novels ...
Elections In Chile - Suffrage
... The state of suffrage in Chile since 1925 From 1925 Men over 21 able to read and write. 7 of the 1925 Constitution) From 1934 Men over 21 able to read and write (general registry) women over 25 able to read and write (municipal registry, i.e. 5,357) From 1949 Men and women over 21 able to read and write ...
Empire Of Man - Books in The Series
... March Upcountry (2001) (read online, read online) March to the Sea (2001) (read excerpt, read online) March to the Stars (2003) (read excerpt, read ...
Read, Lancashire - Buildings
... Read Hall and Park was the seat of the Nowell family from the 14th century and Roger Nowell was a magistrate at the time of the Lancashire Witches in 1612 sending them to Lancaster for trial and eventual ... houses for employees, was built alongside the turnpike road by the Kemp family and this area of Read became known as Newtown ... built using stone quarried in the village and Read now has a variety of small businesses catering for many needs ...
Media Ecology - Conceptualizations - Mcluhan's Media History - Literary Age
... Words were no longer alive and immediate, they were able to read over and over again ... Even though people read the same words, the act of reading is an individual act of singular focus ... During this time, when people learned to read, they became independent thinkers ...

More definitions of "read":

  • (verb): Audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role.
    Example: "He is auditioning for 'Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
  • (verb): Be a student of a certain subject.
    Synonyms: learn, study, take
  • (verb): Obtain data from magnetic tapes.
    Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
    Synonyms: scan
  • (verb): To hear and understand.
    Example: "I read you loud and clear!"
  • (verb): Have or contain a certain wording or form.
    Synonyms: say
  • (noun): Something that is read.
    Example: "The article was a very good read"
  • (verb): Interpret something that is written or printed.
    Example: "Read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
  • (verb): Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.
    Example: "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  • (verb): Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.
    Example: "I read this address as a satire"
    Synonyms: take
  • (verb): Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.
    Example: "The gauge read 'empty'"
    Synonyms: register, show, record

Famous quotes containing the word read:

    Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
    —Jean De La Bruyère (1645–1696)

    What would we not give for some great poem to read now, which would be in harmony with the scenery,—for if men read aright, methinks they would never read anything but poems. No history nor philosophy can supply their place.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The books may say that nine-month-olds crawl, say their first words, and are afraid of strangers. Your exuberantly concrete and special nine-month-old hasn’t read them. She may be walking already, not saying a word and smiling gleefully at every stranger she sees. . . . You can support her best by helping her learn what she’s trying to learn, not what the books say a typical child ought to be learning.
    Amy Laura Dombro (20th century)