What is read?

  • (verb): Look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.
    Example: "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on read:

Elections In Chile - Suffrage
... in Chile since 1925 From 1925 Men over 21 able to read and write ... Constitution) From 1934 Men over 21 able to read and write (general registry) women over 25 able to read and write (municipal registry, i.e. 5,357) From 1949 Men and women over 21 able to read and write ...
Empire Of Man - Books in The Series
... March Upcountry (2001) (read online, read online) March to the Sea (2001) (read excerpt, read online) March to the Stars (2003) (read excerpt, read online) We Few (2005) (read excerpt ...
Read, Lancashire - Buildings
... Read Hall and Park was the seat of the Nowell family from the 14th century and Roger Nowell was a magistrate at the time of the Lancashire Witches in 1612 sending them to Lancaster for trial and ... houses for employees, was built alongside the turnpike road by the Kemp family and this area of Read became known as Newtown ... houses and shops were built using stone quarried in the village and Read now has a variety of small businesses catering for many needs ...
Media Ecology - Conceptualizations - Mcluhan's Media History - Literary Age
... Words were no longer alive and immediate, they were able to read over and over again ... Even though people read the same words, the act of reading is an individual act of singular focus ... During this time, when people learned to read, they became independent thinkers ...
Read Or Die
... R.O.D Read or Die (リード・オア・ダイ, Rīdo oa Dai?) is a series of light novels authored by Hideyuki Kurata, published under Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko imprint ... Read or Die follows Yomiko Readman, codename "The Paper", an agent for the Special Operations Division of the British Library ... There are currently 11 Read or Die novels ...

More definitions of "read":

  • (verb): To hear and understand.
    Example: "I read you loud and clear!"
  • (verb): Interpret something that is written or printed.
    Example: "Read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
  • (verb): Have or contain a certain wording or form.
    Synonyms: say
  • (verb): Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.
    Example: "I read this address as a satire"
    Synonyms: take
  • (noun): Something that is read.
    Example: "The article was a very good read"
  • (verb): Obtain data from magnetic tapes.
    Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
    Synonyms: scan
  • (verb): Interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior.
    Example: "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball"
  • (verb): Audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role.
    Example: "He is auditioning for 'Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"
  • (verb): Be a student of a certain subject.
    Synonyms: learn, study, take
  • (verb): Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.
    Example: "The gauge read 'empty'"
    Synonyms: register, show, record

Famous quotes containing the word read:

    Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
    Richard Holt Hutton (1826–1897)

    Down the road, on the right hand, on Brister’s Hill, lived Brister Freeman, “a handy Negro,” slave of Squire Cummings once.... Not long since I read his epitaph in the old Lincoln burying-ground, a little on one side, near the unmarked graves of some British grenadiers who fell in the retreat from Concord,—where he is styled “Sippio Brister,”MScipio Africanus he had some title to be called,—”a man of color,” as if he were discolored.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Don’t read much now: the dude
    Who lets the girl down before
    The hero arrives, the chap
    Who’s yellow and keeps the store,
    Seem far too familiar. Get stewed:
    Books are a load of crap.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1985)