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  • n  something that is read
    the article was a very good read
  • v  interpret something that is written or printed
    read the advertisement
    Have you read Salman Rushdie?
  • v  have or contain a certain wording or form
    The passage reads as follows
  • v  look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    The King will read the proclamation at noon
  • v  obtain data from magnetic tapes
    This dictionary can be read by the computer
  • v  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
  • v  interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    I read this address as a satire
  • v  be a student of a certain subject
    She is reading for the bar exam
  • v  indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    The gauge read `empty'
  • v  audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  • v  to hear and understand
    I read you loud and clear!
  • v  make sense of a language
    Can you read Greek?

  • I read the book first in 1979, and think about Hazel and Bigwig everytime I see a wild rabit.
  • To read 2,500 words a minuteten times the average American's reading rate is almost to qualify someone as a freak or a genius.
  • I read down until I see a link to download the rest of the message.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Politico
    This isn't about me,Obama said. "This debate is about the letters I read when I sit in the Oval Office every day, and the stories I hear at town hall meetings.This debate is not a game for these Americans, and they cannot afford to wait...
  • Mirek Topolanek in Times Online
    Today Mr Topolanek said: "We need to read the history books and the lessons of history and the biggest success of the (EU) is the refusal to go this way." "Americans will need liquidity to finance all their measures and they will balance this...
  • Robert Gates in Reuters
    I read with concern the profile piece on Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the upcoming edition of 'Rolling Stone' magazine. I believe that Gen. McChrystal made a significant mistake and exercised poor judgment in this case,Gates said in a statement.

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