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'read' - used as a noun
1. something that is read
the article was a very good read

'read' - used as a verb
2. interpret something that is written or printed
read the advertisement
Have you read Salman Rushdie?
3. have or contain a certain wording or form
The passage reads as follows
4. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
The King will read the proclamation at noon
5. obtain data from magnetic tapes
This dictionary can be read by the computer
6. 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
7. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
I read this address as a satire
8. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
The gauge read 'empty'
9. be a student of a certain subject
She is reading for the bar exam
10. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
11. to hear and understand
I read you loud and clear!
12. make sense of a language
Can you read Greek?

derived forms
1. Read / Plural
reads
2. Read / Past
read
3. Read / Third Person
reads
4. Read / Present Participle
reading
Variations of 'read'
 
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