Read - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riːd|  American pronunciation of the word read
Brit.  |riːd|  British pronunciation of the word read
irregular verb:  p.t. — read  p.p. — read
- something that is read
- interpret something that is written or printed
- have or contain a certain wording or form (syn: say)
- look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
- obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources (syn: scan)
- interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
- interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression (syn: take)
- be a student of a certain subject (syn: learn, study, take)
- indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments (syn: record, register, show)
- audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
- to hear and understand
- make sense of a language (syn: interpret, translate, understand)


She learned to read at a very early age.

I can't read your handwriting.

He likes reading the newspaper.

She reads a lot of mystery novels.

She starts work every day by reading her e-mail.

Didn't you read the instructions?

Please read from Chapter 5 through Chapter 10.

He read the poem aloud.

He wrote down the address I gave him and read it back to me.

Her mother read to her every night at bedtime.

He reviewed the book after several reads.

She was lying in bed having a peaceful read.

It was sad to read of the death of the famous old actress.

I'll read to you if you like.

I like to read deeply in any subject that I choose to study.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: read
he/she/it: reads
present participle: reading
past tense: read
past participle: read
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