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)



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  • don´t understand properly, understand something wrong

    May 27, 2009