Definition for READ

READ, v.i.

  1. To perform the act of reading. So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. – Neh. viii.
  2. To be studious; to practice much reading. It is sure that Fleury reads. – Taylor.
  3. To learn by reading. I hare read of an Eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence. – Swift.
  4. To tell; to declare. [Not in use.] – Spenser.

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