Dictionary Results for reads


1. read - noun

· something that is read; "the article was a very good read"

Hypernym(s): publication




2. read - verb

· interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




3. read - verb

· have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

Synonym(s): say

Hypernym(s): have, feature




4. read - verb

· look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




5. read - verb

· obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

Synonym(s): scan

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




6. read - verb

· interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

Hypernym(s): predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise




7. read - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): take

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




8. read - verb

· be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

Synonym(s): learn, study, take




9. read - verb

· indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

Synonym(s): register, show, record

Hypernym(s): indicate




10. read - verb

· audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"

Hypernym(s): audition, try_out




11. read - verb

· to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"

Hypernym(s): understand




12. read - verb

· make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

Synonym(s): understand, interpret, translate

Hypernym(s): understand





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