from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To read inaccurately.
- transitive v. To misinterpret or misunderstand: misread our friendly concern as prying.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To read wrongly, normally by accident; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.
- n. An instance of reading wrongly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To read amiss; to misunderstand in reading.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To read wrongly; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. read or interpret wrongly
- v. interpret wrongly
From Middle English misreden, from Old English misrǣdan ("to advise wrongly; read wrongly"), equivalent to mis- + read. Cognate with German missraten ("to fail, go wrong, become wayward"). For the noun, compare Old English misrǣd ("misguidance; misconduct"). (Wiktionary)