from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
- intransitive verb To utter or render aloud (written or printed material).
- intransitive verb To have the ability to examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed material in a given language or notation).
- intransitive verb To examine and grasp the meaning of (language in a form other than written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
- intransitive verb To examine and grasp the meaning of (a graphic representation).
- intransitive verb To discern and interpret the nature or significance of through close examination or sensitive observation.
- intransitive verb To discern or anticipate through examination or observation; descry.
- intransitive verb To determine the intent or mood of.
- intransitive verb To attribute a certain interpretation or meaning to.
- intransitive verb To consider (something written or printed) as having a particular meaning or significance.
- intransitive verb To foretell or predict (the future).
- intransitive verb To receive or comprehend (a radio message, for example).
- intransitive verb To study or make a study of.
- intransitive verb To learn or get knowledge of from something written or printed.
- intransitive verb To proofread.
- intransitive verb To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage.
- intransitive verb To indicate, register, or show.
- intransitive verb Computers To obtain (data) from a storage medium, such as a magnetic disk.
- intransitive verb Genetics To decode or translate (a sequence of messenger RNA) into an amino acid sequence in a polypeptide chain.
- intransitive verb To examine and grasp the meaning of printed or written characters, as of words or music.
- intransitive verb To speak aloud the words that one is reading.
- intransitive verb To learn by reading.
- intransitive verb To study.
- intransitive verb To have a particular wording.
- intransitive verb To contain a specific meaning.
- intransitive verb To indicate, register, or show a measurement or figure.
- intransitive verb To have a specified character or quality for the reader.
- noun Something that is read.
- noun An interpretation or assessment.
- adjective Informed by reading; learned.
- idiom (lecture/lesson) To issue a reprimand.
- idiom (read between the lines) To perceive or detect an obscure or unexpressed meaning.
- idiom (read out of) To expel by proclamation from a social, political, or other group.
from The Century Dictionary.
- An obsolete form of
- Having knowledge gained from reading; instructed by reading; in general, versed: now usually with well: as, well read in the classics.
- To counsel; advise; recommend.
- To teach; instil, as a lesson.
- To explain the meaning of; explain; interpret; make out; solve: as, to
reada riddle; to read a dream.
- To declare; tell; rehearse.
- To suppose; guess; imagine; fancy.
- To understand by observation or scrutiny; acquire a knowledge of (something not otherwise obvious) by interpreting signs or indications; study out; interpret: as, to
readthe signs of the times; to read the sky or a person's countenance.
- To discover by observation or scrutiny; perceive from signs or indications.
- To observe and apprehend the meaning of (something written, printed, inscribed, or stamped in letters or other significant characters); go over with the eyes (or, in the case of the blind, with the fingers) and take in the meaning of (significant characters forming or representing words or sentences); peruse: as, to
reada book, newspaper, poem, inscription, or piece of music.
- To note the indication of (a graduated instrument): as, to
reada thermometer or a circle.
- To utter aloud: said of words or sounds represented by letters or other significant characters.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Larry later read& line-edited all the novels; we heard read aloud every chap. 1 at semester's end.
JLenard..read his username phonectically and then read his comment...
Folks…I just read this on DailyKos..read it if you want to feel better and a tad more hopeful about the press and holding GW to account.
As a middle school teacher actively *trying* to get kids out there to read science fiction and fantasy heck, getting kids to *read*, period!
He was indeed a prodigious Scholar; he had learn'd the_ Alcoran, _and was well initiated into Human Learning before he was Ten years old; then he studied Logick and Arithmetick, and read over Euclid without any help, only his Master show'd him how to demonstrate the first five or six Propositions; Then he read_ Ptolemy's Almagest,
In short, I hope the reader who is now looking at this preface will carefully read every word in the following pages; and not only _read_, but _remember_, the lessons there taught, and thereby become wiser and better.
If you wanted to educate a child, would you teach him to read one play of Shakespeare, or would you teach him to _read_?
I was also forbidden to read the only one of Ouida's books which I wished to read "Under Two Flags."
Now, at this very moment a child's voice from the neighbouring house began repeating in a kind of chant: "_Take and read, take and read_."
For the text which refers to the man 'who has read the Veda' enjoins works on him who has merely _read_ the texts, and _reading_ there means nothing more than the apprehension of the aggregate of syllables called