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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\, n.
Rennet. See 3d {Reed}. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Read}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Reading}.] [OE. reden, r[ae]den, AS. r[=ae]dan to read,
advice, counsel, fr. r[=ae]d advise, counsel, r[=ae]dan
(imperf. reord) to advice, counsel, guess; akin to D. raden
to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. r[=a][eth]a, Goth.
r[=e]dan (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. r[=a]dh to
succeed. [root]116. Cf. Riddle.]
1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See {Rede}.

Therefore, I read thee, get to God's word, and
thereby try all doctrine. --Tyndale.

2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.

3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.]

But read how art thou named, and of what kin.

4. 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.

Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille.

Well could he rede a lesson or a story. --Chaucer.

5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.

Who is't can read a woman? --Shak.

6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features,
etc.; to learn by observation.

An armed corse did lie, In whose dead face he read
great magnanimity. --Spenser.

Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways
of honor. --Shak.

7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as,
to read theology or law.

{To read one's self in}, to read about the Thirty-nine
Articles and the Declaration of Assent, -- required of a
clergyman of the Church of England when he first
officiates in a new benefice.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\, n. [AS. r[=ae]d counsel, fr. r[=ae]dan to counsel.
See {Read}, v. t.]
1. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See
{Rede}. [Obs.]

2. [{Read}, v.] Reading. [Colloq.] --Hume.

One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a
read. --Furnivall.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\, a.
Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.

A poet . . . well read in Longinus. --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\,
imp. & p. p. of {Read}, v. t. & i.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Read \Read\, v. t.
1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.]

2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over
and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like

So they read in the book of the law of God
distinctly, and gave the sense. --Neh. viii.

4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.

5. To learn by reading.

I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to
death for an iniquitous sentence. --Swift.

6. 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.

7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence
reads queerly.

{To read between the lines}, to infer something different
from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning
as distinguished from the apparent meaning.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : having been read; often used in combination; "a widely read
newspaper" [ant: {unread}]
n : something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
v 1: interpret something that is written or printed; "read the
advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
2: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage
reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" [syn: {say}]
3: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is
written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation
at noon"
4: obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be
read by the computer" [syn: {scan}]
5: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves,
intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior; "She
read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his
strange behavior"
6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular
meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire";
"How should I take this message?"; You can't take credit
for this!" [syn: {take}]
7: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The
thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The
gauge read `empty'" [syn: {register}, {show}, {record}]
8: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
bar exam" [syn: {learn}, {study}, {take}]
9: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is
auditioning for Julius Cesar at Stratford this year"
10: to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
11: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you
read Greek?" [syn: {understand}, {interpret}, {translate}]

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