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The Meaning of read

  • (n.) Rennet. See 3d Reed.
  • (imp. & p. p.) of Read
  • (v. t.) To advise; to counsel.
  • (v. t.) To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
  • (v. t.) To tell; to declare; to recite.
  • (v. t.) To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
  • (v. t.) Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
  • (v. t.) To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
  • (v. t.) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
  • (v. i.) To give advice or counsel.
  • (v. i.) To tell; to declare.
  • (v. i.) To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
  • (v. i.) To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
  • (v. i.) To learn by reading.
  • (v. i.) To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
  • (v. i.) To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
  • (v. t.) Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
  • (v.) Reading.
  • () imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
  • (a.) Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.

Synonyms

take , translate , say , study , show , scan , understand , register , learn , record , interpret , enunciate , sound out , aver , state , enounce , articulate , pronounce , enjoin , allege , tell , order , suppose , run down , glance over , skim , rake , take on , demand , take in , shoot , get , call for , exact , pack , bring , acquire , involve , make , lease , guide , engage , lead , hire , necessitate , select , have , occupy , strike , get hold of , train , use up , assume , admit , pick out , need , adopt , subscribe to , deal , take aim , postulate , claim , ingest , hold , carry , contract , aim , require , fill , film , charter , drive , direct , ask , choose , subscribe , convey , submit , conduct , take up , rent , take away , consider , accept , withdraw , consume , contain , look at , remove , pick up , get word , watch , meditate , memorise , instruct , discover , examine , con , hit the books , get a line , get wind , ascertain , check , larn , analyze , find out , see , canvas , analyse , canvass , contemplate , hear , determine , teach , memorize , express , demo , testify , establish , depict , evidence , put down , exhibit , point , indicate , picture , memorialize , cross-file , shew , file , immortalize , usher , designate , memorialise , render , evince , prove , tape , present , demonstrate , enter , commemorate , immortalise , show up , bear witness , construe , infer , represent , sympathise , transform , empathize , rede , sympathize , empathise , realise , realize

Homophones

reade , red , redd

Rhymes

abed , accede , aforesaid , agreed , ahead , airhead , airspeed , aniseed , appleseed , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bead , bed , bede , bedspread , behead , bleed , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , brede , breed , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , cede , centipede , coed , concede , copperhead , cottonseed , creed , dead , deadhead , deathbed , deed , dragonhead , dread , drumhead , duckweed , ed , ede , egghead , embed , exceed , farmstead , fed , feed , figurehead , fireweed , flathead , flaxseed , fled , fred , freda , fried , ganymede , ged , gilead , gingerbread , glede , gleed , godhead , greed , hampstead , hardhead , head , heed , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , impede , inbred , inbreed , indeed , infrared , instead , intercede , keyed , knead , lead , led , letterhead , linseed , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , mead , meade , med , milkweed , misdeed , mislead , misread , ned , need , nosebleed , oilseed , overhead , plead , pled , precede , proceed , proofread , purebred , ragweed , rapeseed , reade , recede , red , redd , redhead , reed , reid , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , screed , seaweed , secede , seed , shed , shred , siegfried , skied , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , speed , spread , stampede , stead , steed , steelhead , succeed , sudafed , swede , ted , teide , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , treed , tweed , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , weed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , aidid , alwaleed , aristede , aristide , armstead , beede , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dede , disagreed , dred , featherbed , fede , flatbed , freid , friede , gaede , guaranteed , interbred , jed , leed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , pitied , prophesied , rasheed , cornbread , decreed , degreed , dredd , frede , freed , hamid , kneed , laclede , lipide , nedd , nied , peed , pokeweed , rashid , reread , reseed , ried , riede , riverbed , sayed , schmead , schwed , seabed , sffed , shaheed , shead , shedd , sinead , sledd , smead , snead , sneed , streed , swed , szwed , thede , thiede , tiede , trailhead , unted , vahid , wahid , waleed , walid , wedd , wehde , wied , wrede