Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To read inaccurately.
  • transitive verb To misinterpret or misunderstand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To read wrongly; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To read amiss; to misunderstand in reading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To read wrongly, normally by accident; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.
  • noun An instance of reading wrongly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb read or interpret wrongly
  • verb interpret wrongly

Etymologies

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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").

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  • don´t understand properly, understand something wrong

    May 27, 2009