What is read?

  • (verb): To hear and understand.
    Example: "I read you loud and clear!"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on read:

Elections In Chile - 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 ...
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 ...
Media Ecology - Conceptualizations - Mcluhan's Media History - Literary Age
... 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 ...
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 ... road by the Kemp family and this area of Read became known as Newtown ... More houses and shops were built using stone quarried in the village and Read now has a variety of small businesses catering for many needs ...
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 online) We Few (200 ...

More definitions of "read":

  • (verb): Be a student of a certain subject.
    Synonyms: learn, study, take
  • (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"
  • (verb): Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.
    Example: "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  • (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): Audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role.
    Example: "He is auditioning for 'Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
  • (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
  • (verb): Have or contain a certain wording or form.
    Synonyms: say
  • (verb): Obtain data from magnetic tapes.
    Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
    Synonyms: scan

Famous quotes containing the word read:

    For aesthetics is the mother of ethics.... Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe—not empirically, alas, but only theoretically—that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
    Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940)

    I have not read of any Arcadian life which surpasses the actual luxury and serenity of these New England dwellings. For the outward gilding, at least, the age is golden enough.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    By the by, who ever knew a man who never read or wrote neither who hadn’t got some small back parlour which he would call a study!
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)