Definition for Read (-s)

read (-s), v. [OE rædan < Germanic, probably related to OIr im-rádim, deliberate, consider.] (webplay: advancing, book, criticism, death, God, history, king, knowledge, learning, letter, music, names, peruse, prayers, printed, say, sentence, sounds, suited, tell, understand).

  1. Study; examine; peruse; pore over; silently decode the features of a written text; [fig.] consider; ponder; think about.
  2. Learn; find out; obtain knowledge about; discover information about by examining texts.
  3. Interpret; construe; understand.
  4. Recite; repeat; deliver; utter; pronounce; verbalize; [fig.] chant; sing.

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