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Read

Read is sometimes a misspelling of wrote.

The word read is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun read

What does read mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: reads

  1. something that is read
    • example: the article was a very good read
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: publication = a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Alternative definition of the noun read

noun

  1. A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.

Definition of the verb read

What does read mean as a doing word?

Read is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
read (sounds like "red")read (sounds like "red")readingreads

  1. interpret something that is written or printed
    • examples: read the advertisement | Have you read Salman Rushdie?
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I learnedDiscover Verbs: figure out, find out, hear, learn, study
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I discovered that it didn't make sense
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]I discovered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I discovered the fleece
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]I discovered about him drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing]I learned about his drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction]I learned about what he drank
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause]I learned about the drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause] from [Source]I learned about it from a book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered from them how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered from them how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]I discovered from him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I learned from him about what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered from him about what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]I discovered from him about whether to go
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: cram, learn, study
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lessonLearn Verbs: assimilate, learn
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]The defense also learned that college-educated people were uncharacteristically conservative
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] of / about [Topic]The president learned of a coup plot that might endanger his life
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: construe / interpret / see = make sense of
    • more specific terms:
  2. have or contain a certain wording or form
    • example: The passage reads as follows
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of read: say
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  3. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    • examples: The King will read the proclamation at noon | The parents read a French poem to the children | The parents read the children a French poem
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I explained
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, not sentential clause]Wanda taught the students French
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause]I explained the matter
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause] to [Recipient]I explained the matter to them | They confessed it to us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source]I explained from Simone de Beauvoir's essay on the Marquis de Sade
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]I explained to her how it can be done | They confessed to us how it happened
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I explained to her how to do it

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): dictate, quote.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: mouth / speak / talk / utter / verbalise / verbalize = express in speech
    • more specific words:
      • numerate = read out loud as words written numbers
      • dictate = say out loud for the purpose of recording
      • call = read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
  4. obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
    • example: This dictionary can be read by the computer
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of read: scan
    • more generic words: construe / interpret / see = make sense of
    • more specific word: misread = read or interpret wrongly
  5. interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
    • examples: She read the sky and predicted rain | I can't read his strange behavior | The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: anticipate / call / forebode / foretell / predict / prognosticate / promise = make a prediction about
    • more specific word: scry = divine by gazing into crystals
  6. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    • example: I read this address as a satire
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of read: take
    • more generic words: construe / interpret / see = make sense of
    • more specific words: misinterpret / misread = interpret wrongly
  7. be a student of a certain subject
    • example: She is reading for the bar exam
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of read: learn / study / take
    • more specific words:
  8. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    • example: The gauge read `empty'
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He clocked the runners
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Value, not sentential clause]He clocked the runners at different speeds
      [Theme] [Verb] [Value]The package weighed ten pounds
      [Theme] [Verb] at [Value, not sentential clause]He clocked at 85km/hr

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): measure, register, total, weigh.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of read: record / register / show
    • more generic word: indicate = to state or express briefly
    • more specific words:
      • say = indicate
      • show = give evidence of, as of records
      • strike = indicate (a certain time) by striking
  9. audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  10. to hear and understand
    • example: I read you loud and clear!
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: understand = know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  11. make sense of a language
    • example: Can you read Greek?
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: cram, learn, study
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lessonLearn Verbs: assimilate, learn
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]The defense also learned that college-educated people were uncharacteristically conservative
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] of / about [Topic]The president learned of a coup plot that might endanger his life
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of read: interpret / translate / understand
    • more generic word: understand = know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Person

Who is Read?

Read was an English first-class cricketer who made a single appearance for All-England against the Hambledon Club at the Artillery Ground in 1773. Blake made one known first-class appearance, scoring 13 runs in his only innings. He did not bowl.

  • born in (276 years ago) in England
  • nationality: England
  • profession: Cricketer, athlete

Business

The Read car was manufactured by the Read Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan from 1913-1914. It produced a five-seater touring car costing $850. It was powered by a 4-cylinder 3.3 liter engine, and had a grey body with black striping.

Character

Read is a fictional character in the 2008 action sci-fi film Doomsday.

Music

  1. "Read" is a musical album of Ryoichi Kurokawa.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Read" a.k.a. "{ read }" is a musical album of Curious Fools.

Place

Read a.k.a. Read, West Virginia: Read is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, West Virginia.

Miscellanea

  1. read: In modern POSIX compliant operating systems, a program that needs to access data from a file stored in a file system uses the read system call. The file is identified by a file descriptor that is normally obtained from a previous call to open. This system call reads in data in bytes, the number of which is specified by the caller, from the file and stores then into a buffer supplied by the calling process.
  2. Read Magazine is a children's classroom magazine for grades 6–10, published by Weekly Reader Corporation. It includes a mix of classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction, including plays, personal narratives, poetry, and more to help build reading comprehension and verbal skills.
  3. Read a.k.a. Read. is a tabloid-sized weekly magazine with a newspaper approach that is distributed to commuters in the Dubai Metro network.
  4. Read: In biology, genomics, transcriptomics, DNA-Seq or RNA-Seq context, "read" means a short sequence of dna, typically 25-400 base pairs long. Basically, reads are raw sequences that come off a sequencing machine. In the RNA-Seq methodology, RNA is converted in DNA, fragmented and sequenced based on High-throughput sequencing technologies; the final result is millions of reads.
  5. Read is a website.
  6. Read is a family name.
  7. Read: The act of interpreting something that is written or printed.

Phrases with Read

Phrases starting with the word Read:

  1. Read Up
  2. Read Off
  3. read out
  4. read-out
  5. Read Head
  6. Read Lips
  7. Read-Only
  8. Read Dating
  9. read method
  10. Read My Lips
  11. Read-through
  12. read-only file
  13. read/write head

Phrases ending with the word Read:

  1. lip-read
  2. Cold Read
  3. Mind-Read
  4. well-read
  5. Sight Read
  6. sight-read
  7. speech-read

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Read

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Google previewRetail Operations (2012)

by Angie Tang

X-read refers to the end-of-shift or sales summary report. Z- read refers to the end-of-day report, where the whole day's sale are consolidated.

Google previewProgramming and Problem Solving with Visual Basic .NET (2002)

by Nell B. Dale, Chip Weems, Michael McMillan, Mark Headington

Unlike the Write method, Read is a value-returning method. It is called with no parameters and...

Google previewGrammar Smart (2001)

A Guide to Perfect Usage by Princeton Review (Firm)

(To read is an infinitive acting as a noun, and the subject of is; to be transported is an infinitive acting as a noun, the object...

Google previewFishing Under the Porch (2014)

The Truth Beyond the Facts by Tracy C. Lutz

The story you’re about to read is an account of the ridiculous and the miraculous.

Google previewA Supplement to the Dictionary of the English Language

by Francis Henry Stratmann

1198; read litliug strike out loveache lavage, PROMPT. 314. read maehûn зев masoun. insert pis before maigen 'strike out meregreota., read meatte for meatta midd (middeP) for mid midjis for midis mêder for medor insert mathe-fs son, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

Lettermigration errors can be reduced by increasing the space between words, by occluding words next to the toberead word, by presenting words in different cases (upper or lower), or by asking the individual only to read words that are ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

R/W; RW Read/ Write. Computers. RW, R.W. Right of Way. Road Traffic. RW Rubbery Wood. RW Rwanda.

Google previewReady, Set, Research With Britannica Student Encyclopedia (2008)

With Compton's by Britannica, Reproducible Masters Grades 6 and Up by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Read them one at a time, putting all the cards that refer to the same main topic or subtopic in the same section. Each time you add a card to a pile, check to make sure that the information on the card follows your outline. This will help you stay ...

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Usage statistics about read

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb read:

spoken English52.77%written English47.23% conversational speech49.52%task-oriented speech50.48% imaginative writing53.17%informational writing46.83%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb read:

scantranslateregisterinterpretstudyrecordlearnunderstandreadshowtakesay

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Quotes about Read

Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles. (R.L. Stine)
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Scrabble value of R1E1A1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of READ

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

Semordnilap

What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

  • DAER

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Other anagrams

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