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read

 (rēd)
v. read (rĕd), read·ing, reads
v.tr.
1. To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material): read poems to the students.
3. To have the ability to examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed material in a given language or notation): reads Chinese; reads music.
4.
a. To examine and grasp the meaning of (language in a form other than written or printed characters, words, or sentences): reading Braille; reading sign language.
b. To examine and grasp the meaning of (a graphic representation): reading a map.
5.
a. To discern and interpret the nature or significance of through close examination or sensitive observation: The tracker read the trail for signs of game.
b. To discern or anticipate through examination or observation; descry: "I can read abandonment in a broken door or shattered window" (William H. Gass).
6. To determine the intent or mood of: can read your mind like a book; a hard person to read.
7.
a. To attribute a certain interpretation or meaning to: read her words differently than I did.
b. To consider (something written or printed) as having a particular meaning or significance: read the novel as a parable.
8. To foretell or predict (the future).
9. To receive or comprehend (a radio message, for example): I read you loud and clear.
10. To study or make a study of: read history as an undergraduate.
11. To learn or get knowledge of from something written or printed: read that interest rates would continue to rise.
12. To proofread.
13. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage: For change read charge.
14. To indicate, register, or show: The dial reads 32°.
15. Computers To obtain (data) from a storage medium, such as a magnetic disk.
16. Genetics To decode or translate (a sequence of messenger RNA) into an amino acid sequence in a polypeptide chain.
v.intr.
1. To examine and grasp the meaning of printed or written characters, as of words or music.
2. To speak aloud the words that one is reading: read to the children every night.
3. To learn by reading: read about the storm in the paper today.
4. To study.
5. To have a particular wording: Recite the poem exactly as it reads.
6. To contain a specific meaning: As the law reads, the defendant is guilty.
7. To indicate, register, or show a measurement or figure: How does your new watch read?
8. To have a specified character or quality for the reader: Your poems read well.
n. Informal
1. Something that is read: "The book is a page-turner as well as a very satisfying read" (Frank Conroy).
2. An interpretation or assessment: gave us her read of the political situation.
adj. (rĕd)
Informed by reading; learned: only sparsely read in fields outside my profession.
Phrasal Verbs:
read out
To read aloud: Please read out the names on the list.
read up
To study or learn by reading: Read up on the places you plan to visit before you travel.
Idioms:
read a lecture/lesson
To issue a reprimand: My parents read me a lecture because I had neglected my chores.
read between the lines
To perceive or detect an obscure or unexpressed meaning: learned to read between the lines of corporate annual reports to discern areas of fiscal weakness.
read out of
To expel by proclamation from a social, political, or other group: was read out of the secretariat after the embarrassing incident.

[Middle English reden, from Old English rǣdan, to advise; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: English is the one of the few western European languages that does not derive its verb for "to read" from Latin legere. Compare, for example, leggere in Italian, lire in French, and lesen in German. (Equally surprising is the fact that English is the only western European language not to derive its verb for "to write" from Latin scrībere.) Read comes from the Old English verb rǣdan, "to advise, interpret (something difficult), interpret (something written), read." Rǣdan is related to the German verb raten, "to advise" (as in Rathaus, "town hall"). The Old English noun rǣd, "counsel," survives in the rare noun rede, "counsel, advice" and in the name of the unfortunate King Ethelred the Unready, whose epithet is often misunderstood. Unready here does not have its current sense "unprepared"; it is a late 16th-century spelling of an earlier unredy, "ill-advised, rash, foolish," from rede.

read

(riːd)
vb, reads, reading or read (rɛd)
1. to comprehend the meaning of (something written or printed) by looking at and interpreting the written or printed characters
2. to be occupied in such an activity: he was reading all day.
3. (when: tr, often foll by out) to look at, interpret, and speak aloud (something written or printed): he read to us from the Bible.
4. (tr) to interpret the significance or meaning of through scrutiny and recognition: he read the sky and predicted rain; to read a map.
5. (tr) to interpret or understand the meaning of (signs, characters, etc) other than by visual means: to read Braille.
6. (tr) to have sufficient knowledge of (a language) to understand the written or printed word: do you read German?.
7. (tr) to discover or make out the true nature or mood of: to read someone's mind.
8. to interpret or understand (something read) in a specified way, or (of something read) to convey a particular meaning or impression: I read this speech as satire; this book reads well.
9. (tr) to adopt as a reading in a particular passage: for "boon" read "bone".
10. (intr) to have or contain a certain form or wording: the sentence reads as follows.
11. to undertake a course of study in (a subject): to read history; read for the bar.
12. to gain knowledge by reading: he read about the war.
13. (tr) to register, indicate, or show: the meter reads 100.
14. (tr) to bring or put into a specified condition by reading: to read a child to sleep.
15. (Telecommunications) (tr) to hear and understand, esp when using a two-way radio: we are reading you loud and clear.
16. (Computer Science) computing to obtain (data) from a storage device, such as magnetic tape. Compare write16
17. (Music, other) (tr) to understand (written or printed music) by interpretation of the notes on the staff and to be able to reproduce the musical sounds represented by these notes
18. read a lesson read a lecture informal to censure or reprimand, esp in a long-winded manner
19. read between the lines to perceive or deduce a meaning that is hidden or implied rather than being openly stated
20. you wouldn't read about it informal Austral an expression of dismay, disgust, or disbelief
n
21. matter suitable for reading: this new book is a very good read.
22. the act of reading
[Old English rǣdan to advise, explain; related to Old Frisian rēda, Old High German rātan, Gothic garēdan]

read

(rɛd)
vb
the past tense and past participle of read1
adj
1. having knowledge gained from books (esp in the phrases widely read, well-read)
2. take something as read to take something for granted as a fact; understand or presume

read1

(rid)

v. read (red), read•ing (ˈri dɪŋ)

n. v.t.
1. to look at so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.).
2. to utter aloud or render in speech (something written, printed, etc.): to read a story to a child.
3. to have such knowledge of (a language) as to be able to understand things written in it.
4. to apprehend the meaning of (signs, characters, etc.) otherwise than with the eyes: to read Braille.
5. to recognize and understand the meaning of (gestures, symbols, signals, or the like): to read a semaphore.
6. to study the speech movements of (lips) so as to understand what is being said by a speaker.
7. to make out the significance of by scrutiny or observation: to read the dark sky as the threat of a storm.
8. to foretell or predict: to read a person's fortune in tea leaves.
9. to make out the character, motivations, etc., of (a person), as by the interpretation of outward signs.
10. to interpret or attribute a meaning to (a written text, a musical composition, etc.).
11. to infer (something not expressed) from what is read, considered, or observed: He read sarcasm into her letter.
12. to adopt or give as a reading in a particular passage: For “one thousand” another version reads “ten thousand.”
13. to register or indicate, as a thermometer.
14. to learn by or as if by reading: to read a person's thoughts.
15. to hear and understand (a transmitted message or the person transmitting it): I read you loud and clear.
16. to bring, put, etc., by reading: to read oneself to sleep.
17. to discover or explain the meaning of (a riddle, dream, etc.).
18. to obtain (data or programs) from an external storage medium and place in a computer's memory.
19. Brit. to study (a subject), as at a university.
v.i.
20. to read written or printed matter.
21. to render aloud a text that one is reading.
22. (of an actor) to audition by reading aloud from a given script or other text.
23. to give a public reading or recital.
24. to inspect and apprehend the meaning of written or other signs or characters.
25. to occupy oneself with reading or study.
26. to obtain knowledge or learn of something by reading.
27. to admit of being read as specified: The essay reads well.
28. to have a certain wording.
29. to admit of being interpreted: a rule that reads two different ways.
30. to register or indicate particular information, as the status or condition of something.
31. read up on, to learn about by reading.
n.
32. an act or instance of reading.
33. something that is read: Her new novel is a good read.
Idioms:
1. read between the lines, to understand from implications only.
2. read someone's lips, to accept the truth of someone's statements, esp. after protracted argument: Read my lips - I don't want the job.
[before 900; Middle English reden, Old English rǣdan to counsel, read]

read2

(rɛd)

adj.
having knowledge gained by reading (usu. used in combination): a well-read person.
[1580–90]

Read

(rid)

n.
Sir Herbert, 1893–1968, English critic and poet.

read

1. reading to yourself

When you read /riːd/ a piece of writing, you look at it and understand what it says.

Why don't you read your letter?

The past tense and -ed participle of read is read /red/.

I read through the whole paper.
Have you read that article I gave you?
2. reading to someone else

If you read something such as a book to someone, you say the words so that the other person can hear them. When you use read like this, it has two objects. If the indirect object is a pronoun, it usually goes in front of the direct object.

I'm going to read him some of my poems.
I read her the two pages dealing with plants.

If the indirect object is not a pronoun, it usually goes after the direct object. When this happens, you put to in front of the indirect object.

Read books to your baby – this helps to develop language and listening skills.

You also put the indirect object after the direct object when the direct object is a pronoun.

You will have to read it to him.

You can also omit the direct object.

I'll go up and read to Sam for five minutes.

read


Past participle: read
Gerund: reading

Imperative
read
read
Present
I read
you read
he/she/it reads
we read
you read
they read
Preterite
I read
you read
he/she/it read
we read
you read
they read
Present Continuous
I am reading
you are reading
he/she/it is reading
we are reading
you are reading
they are reading
Present Perfect
I have read
you have read
he/she/it has read
we have read
you have read
they have read
Past Continuous
I was reading
you were reading
he/she/it was reading
we were reading
you were reading
they were reading
Past Perfect
I had read
you had read
he/she/it had read
we had read
you had read
they had read
Future
I will read
you will read
he/she/it will read
we will read
you will read
they will read
Future Perfect
I will have read
you will have read
he/she/it will have read
we will have read
you will have read
they will have read
Future Continuous
I will be reading
you will be reading
he/she/it will be reading
we will be reading
you will be reading
they will be reading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reading
you have been reading
he/she/it has been reading
we have been reading
you have been reading
they have been reading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reading
you will have been reading
he/she/it will have been reading
we will have been reading
you will have been reading
they will have been reading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reading
you had been reading
he/she/it had been reading
we had been reading
you had been reading
they had been reading
Conditional
I would read
you would read
he/she/it would read
we would read
you would read
they would read
Past Conditional
I would have read
you would have read
he/she/it would have read
we would have read
you would have read
they would have read
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.read - something that is readread - something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Verb1.read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
anagram, anagrammatise, anagrammatize - read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
reread - read anew; read again; "He re-read her letters to him"
dip into - read selectively; read only certain passages from a text
decipher, trace - read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
skim over, skim - read superficially
lipread, lip-read, speech-read - interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
read, say - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
2.read - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
3.read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
numerate - read out loud as words written numbers
dictate - say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
call - read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"
4.read - obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
misread - read or interpret wrongly; "He misread the data"
5.read - 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"
read, take - 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!"
scry - divine by gazing into crystals
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
6.read - 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!"
read - to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
misinterpret, misread - interpret wrongly; "I misread Hamlet all my life!"
read - 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"
7.read - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
audit - attend academic courses without getting credit
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
practice, practise, drill, exercise - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
8.read - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
say - indicate; "The clock says noon"
show - give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"
strike - indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
indicate - to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter"
9.read - audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
audition, try out - perform in order to get a role; "She auditioned for a role on Broadway"
10.read - to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
read, take - 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!"
11.read - make sense of a languageread - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"

read

verb
1. scan, study, look at, refer to, glance at, pore over, peruse, run your eye over He read through the pages slowly and carefully.
2. recite, deliver, utter, declaim, speak, announce Jay reads poetry so beautifully.
3. understand, interpret, comprehend, construe, decipher, perceive the meaning of, see, discover He could read words at 18 months.
4. register, show, record, display, indicate The sign on the bus read 'Private: Not in Service'.
5. interpret, take, understand, explain, define, translate, make sense of, decode, construe, decipher, throw light on, explicate Now how do you read his remarks on that subject?
6. study, take, major in (U.S.) He is now reading maths at Harvard.
7. predict, forecast, divine, foresee, prophecy, foretell If I had been able to read the future, I would never have taken this job.
noun
1. perusal, look (through), study, leaf (through), glance (through), scan, flick (through), scrutiny I had a read before starting on the washing of the kitchen ceiling.
read something into something infer from, read between the lines, assume from, interpolate from It would be wrong to try to read too much into such a light-hearted production.
read up on something study, learn, bone up on (informal), swot up on (Brit. informal), mug up on (Brit. slang) I've read up on the dangers of all these drugs.
Quotations
"Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest" Book of Common Prayer

read

verb
1. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
2. To understand in a particular way:
3. To give a precise indication of, as on a register or scale:
Translations
فَتْرَة قِراءهيَتْرُكُ انْطِباعايَجِب أن يَحُل مَحَلّهايَدْرُس ، يَتَعَلَّميَسْتَطيع أن يَقرأ
прочитам
čístčíst semísto ... má býtodečístpředčítat
læselæse forlæsestundlydelyde godt
legi
kuulmalugemaomandama
lukeakuulla
čitati
elolvasfelolvasolvastanulmány: vmilyen tanulmányokat folytathangzik
lesalesa álesa bækurlesa uppháttlesning
読む
읽다
legererecitostudere
skaitytiskaityti tarp eilučiųskaitytojaiskaitytojassu malonumu skaitomas
lasītlasīt skaļi/priekšāmācītiesnolasītskanēt
citi
čítaťmá byť
bratiprebrati
läsaoppfattestuderauppfattaforstå
soma
อ่าน
okumakokunmakokuyarak öğrenmekyazmakdemek
đọc

read

[riːd] (read (pt, pp)) [red]
A. VT
1. [+ book, poem, story, music, sign] → leer; [+ author] → leer a
can you read Russian?¿sabes leer en ruso?
she can't read musicno sabe leer música
I can't read your writingno entiendo tu letrano puedo leer tu letra
for "boon" read "bone"en lugar de "boon" léase "bone"
I read "good" as "mood"al leer confundí "good" con "mood"
to read sth to sb; to read sb sthleer algo a algn
to read sth to o.sleer algo para sí mismo
to read sb's lipsleer los labios a algn
read my lips (fig) → fíjate bien en lo que digo
to read the newsleer las noticias
to read sb to sleepleerle a algn hasta que se quede dormido
to read o.s. to sleepleer hasta quedarse dormido
to take sth as readdar algo por sentado
to take the minutes as read (in meeting) → dar las actas por leídas
see also riot
2. (esp Brit) (Univ) (= study) to read chemistryestudiar química, cursar estudios de química
3. (= interpret) [+ map, meter, thermometer] → leer; [+ information, remarks, expression, situation] → interpretar; [+ person] → entender
the same information can be read in different waysla misma información se puede interpretar de varias formas
I've never been able to read himnunca he sido capaz de entenderle
this is how I read the situationasí es como yo interpreto or veo la situación
I read the disappointment in her facele noté la decepción en la cara
to read sth as sthinterpretar algo como algo
to read the futureleer or adivinar el porvenir
to read sb's hand or palmleerle la mano a algn
to read sth into sth you're reading too much into itle estás dando demasiada importancia
to read into a sentence what is not therever en una frase un significado que no tiene
to read sb's mind or thoughtsleerle el pensamiento a algn, adivinar el pensamiento a algn
see also book A1
4. (Telec) do you read me?¿me oye?
I read you loud and clearle oigo perfectamente
5. (= say, indicate) [notice] → decir; [thermometer, instrument] → indicar, marcar
it should read "friends" not "fiends"debería decir or poner "friends", no "fiends"
the sign on the bus read "private, not in service"el letrero del autobús decía or en el letrero del autobús ponía "privado, fuera de servicio"
6. (Comput) → leer
B. VI
1. [person] → leer
to read about sth/sbleer sobre or acerca de algo/algn
I read about it in the paperslo leí en los periódicos
I've read about himhe leído sobre or acerca de él
I'm reading about Napoleonme estoy documentando sobre Napoleón, estoy leyendo acerca de Napoleón
to read aloudleer en voz alta
the reading publicel público que lee
to read silentlyleer para sí
to read through sthleer algo de principio a fin
I've read through your letter very carefullyhe leído tu carta minuciosamente de principio a fin
to read to sb he read to us from the Biblenos leyó extractos de la Biblia
my daughter asked me to read to hermi hija me pidió que le leyera un libro
I like being read tome gusta que me lean
to read to o.sleer para sí
to read between the linesleer entre líneas
2. (= give impression) the book reads wellel libro está bien escrito
it would read better if you putquedaría mejor si pusieras ...
it reads very awkwardlyal leerlo suena muy raro
his article reads like an official reportsu artículo está escrito como un informe oficial
3. (= say, indicate) → decir
the text reads as followsel texto dice lo siguiente
4. (= study) → estudiar
to read for the Barestudiar Derecho (para hacerse abogado)
to read for a degreehacer una carrera, estudiar la licenciatura
C. Nlectura f
I like a good readme gusta leer un buen libro
it's a good reades un libro que se disfruta leyendo
I was having a quiet read in the gardenleía tranquilamente en el jardín
can I have a read of your paper?¿puedo echarle un vistazo a tu periódico?
D. CPD read head N (Comput) → cabezal m lector
read back
A. VT + ADVvolver a leer
can you read it back to me?¿puedes volvérmelo a leer?
B. VI + ADV I was reading back over my notesestaba releyendo or repasando mis apuntes
read off VT + ADV [+ numbers, items on list] → leer (uno a uno)
read on VI + ADVseguir leyendo
read out VT + ADV (gen) → leer (en voz alta) (Comput) → leer
please read it outpor favor, léalo en voz alta
shall I read them out?¿los leo (en voz alta)?
read over VT + ADVrepasar, volver a leer
read through VT + ADVleer (entero)
tell him to read it through firstdile que primero lo lea entero
I have read through your letterhe leído tu carta de cabo a rabo
read up
A. VT + ADV [+ subject] → estudiar; [+ notes] → repasar
B. VI + ADV to read up for an examestudiar or repasar para un examen
to read up on sthleer sobre algo, ponerse al tanto de algo

read

[ˈriːd] [read] [ˈrɛd] (pt, pp)
vt
[+ book, paper, poem, novel] → lire
Have you read "Animal Farm"? → Est-ce que tu as lu "La Ferme des Animaux"?
to take sth as read (= accept as a fact) → considérer qch comme acquis
(aloud)lire
to read sth to sb → lire qch à qn
to read sb a story → lire une histoire à qn
to read the news [newsreader] → lire les nouvelles
[+ music] → lire
(COMPUTING) [+ file, document] → lire
(= understand) [+ mood] → interpréter; [+ situation] → lire
He read other people's moods fast → Il interprétait rapidement les humeurs des gens.
to read sb's mind → lire dans les pensées de qn
to read sb's thoughts → lire dans les pensées de qn
(= interpret) [+ dream] → interpréter
(= study) → étudier
[sign, notice] → indiquer
The sign on the bus read `Private: Not In Service' → Le panneau sur le bus indiquait "Privé: pas en service".
(= show) [instrument] → indiquer
The thermometers are reading 43 degrees → Les thermomètres indiquent 43 degrés.
(= take information from) [+ thermometer, barometer, meter] → lire
(over radio)recevoir
do you read me? → est-ce que vous me recevez?
vi
[person] → lire
He couldn't read or write → Il ne savait ni lire ni écrire.
to read between the lines → lire entre les lignes
[letter, text] → se lire
n
to have a read → lire
it's a good read → ça se lit bien
read into
[ˌriːdˈɪntʊ] vt sep
to read sth into sb's remarks → voir qch dans les remarques de qn
How much can be read into these figures?
BUT Quelle importance doit-on attacher à ses chiffres?.
to read too much into sth → attacher trop d'importance à qch
Don't read too much into what I said → N'attachez pas trop d'importance à ce que j'ai dit.
read out
vt seplire à haute voix
Read the text out loud → Lis le texte à haute voix.
He read out the article to me → Il m'a lu l'article.
to read out the results → annoncer les résultats
read over
vt seprelire
read through
vt fus
(quickly)parcourir
(thoroughly)lire jusqu'au bout
read up
read up on vt fusétudier

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read-me file
n (Comput) → Infodatei f
read-only
adj attr (Comput) fileschreibgeschützt
read only memory
n (Comput) → (Nur)lesespeicher m, → Festwertspeicher m
readout
n (Comput etc) → Anzeige f
read-through
n (Theat etc) → Leseprobe f
read-write head
n (Comput) → Schreib-/Lesekopf m
read-write memory
n (Comput) → Schreib-/Lesespeicher m

read

1 vb: pret, ptp <read>
vt
(also Comput) → lesen; (to sb) → vorlesen (→ to +dat); do you read music?können Sie Noten lesen?; I read him to sleepich las ihm vor, bis er einschlief; read my lips! (inf)höre meine Worte!; to take something as read (fig) (= as self-evident)etw als selbstverständlich voraussetzen; (= as agreed)etw für abgemacht halten; they took the minutes as read (in meeting) → sie setzten das Protokoll als bekannt voraus; for “meet” read “met”anstelle or an Stelle von „meet“ soll „metstehen
(= interpret) thoughts, feelingslesen; dreamdeuten; wordsverstehen; personeinschätzen können; to read somebody’s thoughts/mindjds Gedanken lesen; to read somebody’s palmjdm aus der Hand lesen; to read the tea leaves˜ aus dem Kaffeesatz lesen; these words can be read in several waysdiese Wörter können unterschiedlich verstanden werden; to read something into a textetwas in einen Text (hinein)lesen; don’t read too much into his wordsinterpretieren Sie nicht zu viel in seine Worte hinein
(Brit Univ form: = study) → studieren
thermometer, barometer etcsehen auf (+acc), → ablesen; to read a metereinen Zähler(stand) ablesen
(meter) → (an)zeigen, stehen auf (+dat); (flight etc instruments) → anzeigen; the thermometer reads 37°das Thermometer steht auf or zeigt 37°
(Telec) → verstehen; do you read me? (Telec) → können Sie mich verstehen?; (fig)haben Sie mich verstanden?
vi
(= read books etc)lesen; (to sb) → vorlesen (→ to +dat); she reads wellsie liest gut; (learner, beginner)sie kann schon gut lesen; to read aloud or out loudlaut lesen; to read to oneselffür sich lesen; he likes being read toer lässt sich (dat)gern vorlesen; will you read to me, Mummy?Mutti, liest du mir etwas vor?
(= convey impression when read) this paragraph reads/doesn’t read welldieser Abschnitt liest sich gut/nicht gut; this reads like an official report/a translationdas klingt wie ein offizieller Bericht/eine Übersetzung; that’s how it reads to meso verstehe ich das
(= have wording)lauten; the letter reads as followsder Brief geht so or lautet folgendermaßen
(Brit Univ form: = study) to read for an examinationsich auf eine Prüfung vorbereiten ? bar1
n she enjoys a good readsie liest gern; this book is quite a good readdas Buch liest sich gut

read

2 pret, ptp of read1
adj he is well/not very well reader ist sehr/wenig belesen

read

[riːd] (read (vb: pt, pp)) [rɛd]
1. vt
a. (gen) → leggere
to read o.s. to sleep → leggere per addormentarsi
to take sth as read (fig) → dare qc per scontato
to take the minutes as read (Admin) → passare subito all'ordine del giorno
do you read me? (Telec) → mi ricevete?
b. (Univ) (study) → studiare
to read Chemistry → fare or studiare chimica
c. (interpret, dream, signal) → interpretare; (hand) → leggere
she can read me like a book → mi legge nel cuore, per lei sono come un libro aperto
to read sb's thoughts → leggere nel pensiero di qn
to read between the lines → leggere tra le righe
to read too much into sth → attribuire troppa importanza a qc
2. vi
a.leggere
I read about him in the paper → ho letto qualcosa su di lui sul giornale
I read about it in the paper → l'ho letto sul giornale
to read to sb → leggere qualcosa a qn
the book reads well → è un libro che si legge bene
b. (indicate, meter, clock) → segnare
the inscription reads "To my son" → la dedica dice "A mio figlio"
3. n to have a quiet readleggersi qualcosa in santa pace
that book's a good read → quel libro è una buona lettura
read back vt + advrileggere
read off vt + adv
a. (without pause) → leggere tutto d'un fiato
he read off the figures from the printout (at sight) → ha letto le cifre dal tabulato
b. (instrument readings) → leggere
read on vi + advcontinuare a leggere
read out vt + advleggere (ad alta voce)
read over vt + advrileggere attentamente
read through vt + adv (quickly) → dare una scorsa a; (thoroughly) → leggere da cima a fondo
read up (on) vt + adv (+prep)studiare bene

read

(riːd) past tense, past participle read (red) verb
1. to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs). Have you read this letter?; Can your little girl read yet?; Can anyone here read Chinese?; to read music; I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.
2. to learn by reading. I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.
3. to read aloud, usually to someone else. I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed; I read to her before she goes to bed.
4. to pass one's time by reading books etc for pleasure etc. I don't have much time to read these days.
5. to study (a subject) at a university etc.
6. to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it. I can't read the clock without my glasses; The nurse read the thermometer.
7. to be written or worded; to say. His letter reads as follows: `Dear Sir, ...'
8. (of a piece of writing etc) to make a (good, bad etc) impression. This report reads well.
9. (of dials, instruments etc) to show a particular figure, measurement etc. The thermometer reads –5C.
10. to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript. There is one error on this page – For `two yards', read `two metres'; `Two yards long' should read `two metres long'.
noun
the act, or a period, of reading. I like a good read before I go to sleep.
ˈreadable adjective
(negative unreadable).
1. easy or pleasant to read. I don't usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.
2. able to be read. Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
ˈreadableness noun
ˌreadaˈbility noun
ˈreader noun
1. a person who reads books, magazines etc. He's a keen reader.
2. a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc. The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.
3. a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language. a Latin reader.
ˈreadership noun
the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc.
ˈreading noun
1. the act of reading.
2. the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment. a poetry reading.
3. the ability to read. The boy is good at reading.
4. the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc. The reading on the thermometer was –5 C.
reading-
1. for the purpose of reading. reading-glasses; a reading-room in a library.
2. for learning to read. a reading-book.
ˈreading material noun
a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one's studies.
ˈreading matter noun
something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters). There's a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
ˈread-outplural ˈread-outs noun
data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape.
read between the lines
to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated.
read off
to read from a dial, instrument etc. The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on
to continue to read; to read further. He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out
to read aloud. Read out the answers to the questions.
read over/through
to read from beginning to end. I'll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.

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read

vi. leer;
___ the lettersLea, lee las letras.

read

vt, vi (pret & pp read) leer; to — lips leer los labios
References in classic literature ?
Girls," said Meg seriously, looking from the tumbled head beside her to the two little night-capped ones in the room beyond, "Mother wants us to read and love and mind these books, and we must begin at once.
Dur- ing the winter he read to her all of the odds and ends of thoughts he had scribbled on the bits of paper.
Something he had read in it seemed to fascinate him.
Tom read, in his only literary cabinet, of one who had "learned in whatsoever state he was, therewith to be content.
But on the curate observing that it was the books of chivalry which Don Quixote had read that had turned his brain, the landlord said:
I am returning you your book, little friend; and ,if you were to ask of me my opinion of it, I should say that never before in my life had I read a book so splendid.
She did not read from the book (for little Alice had not much skill in reading), but told the story out of her own heart and mind.
To good reading, however, she had been long used: her uncle read well, her cousins all, Edmund very well, but in Mr.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Because they are not clever enough for you -- gentlemen read better books.
He never read them, for he had long lost the habit of reading, but he liked to turn the pages, look at the illustrations if they were illustrated, and mend the bindings.
With a feeling that to open and read would certainly be a surprising experience, she turned the historian's page and read that--