Meaning of READ in English

READ

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a compass bearing/reading (= a direction shown by a compass )

We took a compass bearing to ensure we were walking in the right direction.

a poetry reading (= when poems are read to people, usually by the writer )

I used to like giving poetry readings.

a spelling/reading/listening test

I didn’t do very well in the listening test.

compulsive reading/viewing

‘Gardening World’ is compulsive viewing for gardeners.

essential reading

The journal is essential reading for doctors.

light reading

It’s a really good book if you want a bit of light reading .

look/go/read through your notes

I read through my notes before the exam.

read a book

What book are you reading at the moment?

read a chapter

I haven’t even read the first chapter yet.

read a diary

I wish you’d let me read your diary.

read a headline

I just read the main headlines.

read a letter

May I read her letter?

read a map (= look at and understand the information on a map )

He drove while I read the map.

read a newspaper

Which newspaper do you read?

read an account

Have you read his account of the journey?

read an email

It took most of the morning to read my emails.

read an essay

Did you read her essay on ‘The Waste Land’?

read and write

Kerry could read and write when she was five.

read (sb) a story

She read a lot of detective stories.

read sb’s expression (= understand how someone is feeling by looking at their expression )

In the half light, Ellen could not read his expression.

read sb’s handwriting

I’m afraid I find it very difficult to read your handwriting.

read sth from cover to cover (= read a book, magazine etc very thoroughly )

He read it from cover to cover in less than three hours.

read the instructions

Always read the instructions before switching on the machine.

read the signals (= to understand signals correctly )

President Nixon read the signals and decided it was time to resign.

read voraciously

Anne has always read voraciously .

read your mail

The first thing he did was read his mail.

read/check the small print

Always read the small print before you sign anything.

reading glasses (= for reading )

She looked at him over the frames of her reading glasses.

reading/writing etc material(s)

Videos often make good teaching material.

reading/writing skills

Their reading skills are poor.

read/say sth aloud

Joanne, would you read the poem aloud?

read/see an article

It was good to see such an intelligent article on censorship.

read/study the menu

Sandy read the menu, but didn’t see anything he wanted to eat.

see/read sth in the newspaper

I saw in the newspaper that he had died.

speed reading

take it as read/given (= assume that something is correct or certain, because you are sure that this is the case )

It isn’t official yet, but you can take it as read that you’ve got the contract.

the gauge reads sth (= it shows something )

The petrol gauge read empty.

the headlines read/say (= the headlines say something )

The next morning’s headlines read: ‘Moors Search for Missing Boys’.

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■ ADVERB

about

Licensed dealers still deal in certain shares the punter reads about in the tip sheets.

You read about them in National Geographic.

So the following six months to a year I spent the time abroad walking and seeing the places I had read about .

Also, he seemed to remember reading about stolen jewels.

Perhaps she had acknowledged his wartime exploits, up there in his Spitfire inflicting those severe losses she had read about .

He enjoyed reading about military history and adventure stories.

The maximum is 74 minutes which is, therefore, the maximum time available to read about 650 megabytes of data.

Places you see pictures of and read about .

aloud

So one can not say that grapheme-phoneme conversion is the way non-words are read aloud .

She changed her mind about reading aloud to Irene, who was looking at her, she felt, skeptically.

The paragraph can be first written, then corrected, and then read aloud .

Maryellen reads aloud the sign on the wall.

Some reading requires quiet and calm; some reading cries out to be shared, perhaps to be read aloud .

We spent a few evenings reading aloud these books.

He was reading aloud from Sara's Alan Coren collection.

Justin sat in a chair at the front of the class and read aloud from Bears on Hemlock Mountain.

out

As the scores were read out like a football draw it became clear that it would be a close contest.

An Illustration: NETtalk NETtaik4 is a program that teaches itself to read out loud.

ERROR-RETURN-DETAIL/ - is a return parameter providing a report of the errors encountered during the attempt to read out the requested modules.

Lacan gives us a way of reading out both.

They'd been read out in court.

With an official manner, a man loudly read out her crime for the crowd to hear.

They are more like a succession of monologues read out before a dismally empty assembly.

But then at 11.10, there was the result being read out , live, by the Torbay returning officer.

■ NOUN

article

After some fumbling I had managed to read my first article by Julie Bitchkill.

I read your article and would love to talk to you.

He started reading an article about the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

A senior manager read one of the articles and promptly promoted the marketing manager to a position as his assistant.

Having read the article , I admit that aspects of it caused my eyebrows to rise.

David Klugman remembers his anger after reading the article .

Listen to talks - read articles - then jot down a few headings on what message is being conveyed.

I read your article on NaviPress and it looks like a great way to start a home page.

book

His books are still read , though more now for the nostalgia they generate than for their real-world relevance.

If no one involved with a book has read it properly, why should the public bother?

She had lists and lists of books to read .

I thought about all the books I had read in the past and remembered one in particular which I had enjoyed immensely.

So does toilet tissue, which makes you wonder where a book is being read .

Anyway, Alan needed his sleep, he had books to read , plans to draw, and essays to write.

And children often have to write about every book they read .

child

During the midday meal the older children read edifying passages chosen by Nicholas from religious or secular history.

Some children will pretend to read while others attend to the print.

Many of the children probably could not read or write.

All you have to do, it seems, is teach a child to read .

This form is widely - though by no means universally - adopted in writing text for young children to read .

The important thing is that children learn to read with confidence, understanding and pleasure.

I wish my child would read different, better, more advanced books.

letter

He wanted to read books and the letters his many friends sent him.

Wade read the letter through again, then lay back and watched the snow slanting across the yellow firelight.

For some one whose knees shook when she tried to read a letter to her classmates, the training was more than useful.

She watched Léonie finish reading the letter .

I was able to turn away from all the staring faces and simply read my letter .

Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in.

Gwenellen was at tea, and reading a letter she had had from Aline by the second post.

magazine

It was quite half an hour before he gave a sigh and settled down again to reading his magazine .

I used to send my songs off to outfits in Hollywood that I had read about in magazines .

Then I get up and read the papers and magazines .

His interest in the business grew after reading trade magazines and other material about the business.

She read it in a magazine .

He follows the auctions and reads the auction magazines .

I guess you read one porno magazine and the second one is just the same.

They are reading books and magazines .

mind

Surely he hadn't somehow read her mind and shared that foolish thought that stress and tiredness had put into her head?

She knows he can read her mind , she knows her thoughts are open to him.

He might have been rather less relieved if he could have read her mind .

It may respond to voice commands or it may read minds .

He had read her mind with perfect accuracy.

newspaper

He was reading a newspaper , apparently oblivious to the contribution he was making to the traffic chaos.

But it has been shrinking steadily in terms of the percentage of the population reading a daily newspaper .

Vargas sat in the corner drinking coffee and reading a newspaper .

I think of a starving boy I read about in the newspaper .

They only realised he was autistic after reading a newspaper article on the symptoms.

The description, which I had read in a recent newspaper account, had struck me as infinitely ironic and strange.

Normally he never read a newspaper or listened to the radio.

paper

Characters and their philosophies can be cobbled together from Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift and a reading of contemporary papers .

Down the block the neighborhood dead-ended in abandoned farmland that Mami read in the local paper the developers were negotiating to buy.

In 1945 most people read a broadsheet paper - four populars and the two qualities, compared with two tabloids.

One grunt in the Far East read one of my papers .

Everybody stopped reading the music papers and switched to Smash Hits.

Five years from now you are not going to be able to remember the book you read for a term paper .

But Conservative and Labour partisans who disagreed about the bias in their daily papers were reading different papers.

Jody reads the paper and winces.

report

He sat at his desk, reading reports but not taking in what he read.

But reading the reports can provide reassurance that nothing was held back.

But, Father, you only read the medical reports .

They will not be reading the reports released by blue-ribbon commissions.

How well a company performs is judged by customers at the point of sale, not by reading financial reports .

Just reading these late census reports and it shows that the small town is passing.

She watched him as he read the report .

After reading the reports and deciding that her dream car is too expensive, our consumer decides to buy jewelry.

story

You have no authority to read stories like that.

You go upstairs and read Campbell a story before she goes to sleep.

Even so, I locked myself in the bathroom where I could read the story slowly and without fear of interruption.

People read the story and laughed.

I tried once to get out of reading him a story .

Then Aunt Branwell read her a story from the Bible, and I forgot about it.

A few who do not dare to read aloud will ask the ones who do to read their stories too.

text

Perhaps they don't read the text books.

How much more fulfilling it is to meet a genre by having our parents read from many different texts .

In terms of the principles involved, we could be talking here about playing chess or reading a page of text .

To do this you can read texts , making systematic changes of person, tense, and vocabulary items.

The crucial thing to remember is that at no cost do we want our children to read without understanding a text .

Shortly afterwards Villepin called Jospin's chief adviser, Olivier Schrameck, to read out the full text to him.

You read the text by placing a hand-shaped cursor on to the document window.

thought

She did not read his thoughts or hear him talking in his sleep.

You could almost read Horton's thoughts as the chances kept going by.

If he had been able to read my thoughts , he would have been disgusted.

He seemed to read my thoughts .

I read your thoughts and letters weeks ago.

But I can't read your thoughts .

In the first instance, more reading and thought will be necessary in order to satisfactorily cover the topics.

word

Rachaela could only read the words Come to me.

I wonder if Lincoln had read those words when he presented the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

Proofreading means reading each word of your work carefully and also making sure the layout is right.

These and other strategies encourage Evan to read the words on the page.

When she read the first word , J O E, her heart gave a great leap.

I can read the notes and words as I sing.

It had a red and yellow band on which I could just read the word Cubana.

At that time, I could not see or read the words .

■ VERB

learn

The processes of learning to read and reading with competence an concerned essentially with developing intellectually skills and abilities.

On the first day, the woman, whose name was Fania, had expressed a strong desire to learn to read .

I learned to read the galley proofs and familiarised myself with printers' hieroglyphics.

The next spring, Callie learned to read .

It is not until women learn to read that they internalize the masculine schema.

This marks a huge step in the process of learning to read .

A model prisoner, he learned to read and write, even publishing a small book of poetry.

Over the years you learn to read the plays, see the way the game develops.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a must-have/must-see/must-read etc

a rattling good yarn/story/read

On one level, it is vastly entertaining and a rattling good read.

We bet the Weatherfield Advertiser was a rattling good read under Ken's editorship.

make (for) interesting/fascinating/compelling etc reading

A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading .

He also has a collection of Rentokil news letters going back to his early days which made for fascinating reading after dinner.

His observations may make interesting reading .

In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading .

Its Report was published in 1867 and makes fascinating reading .

The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading .

The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading .

This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading , and is referred to continually.

read (sb) the riot act

Stephanie read Ted the riot act for seeing his old girlfriend.

read sb's palm

read/shout etc sth out (loud)

Everything I had read before turned out to be outdated.

He comes up to my room in the evenings so that I can read them out to him.

He read it out loud to his colleagues, quite sarcastically, expecting them to agree that it was ridiculous.

He shouts her out into the street for a harlot.

Laura listened attentively while Yoyo read the speech out loud, and in the end, her eyes were glistening too.

North read it out at his trial four years later as evidence of approval, but it was all delightfully vague.

She brings her notes about it to the meeting and reads them out .

We can read the books children are reading, find out what happens in class, ask what the guidance counselor said.

reading/printed etc matter

Armed with the knowledge gleaned from reading matter and known computer buffs I travelled far and wide.

But they also noted whether there was reading matter in the house.

I was grateful for the information you conveyed regarding Heather's reading matter on Rhodes.

The noble Lord is not, you understand a personal friend of mine: just my current reading matter .

There were also other changes, such as in available reading matter .

Thus the best libretto ever written for the best opera ever written is scarcely tolerable as reading matter .

Typographer a specialist in the design of printed matter , and in particular the art of typography.

Typography the design and planning of printed matter using type.

something to eat/drink/read/do etc

But he was walking to a truck stop across the street, probably getting something to eat during his break.

It had something to do with being a man.

It had something to do with skills, and something to do with expectation and hope.

Most calendar programs remind you gently when you have something to do.

No, you can't dash out for something to eat.

Of course, the beer might have had something to do with this.

Then I rolled up my things in a blanket and went out and had something to eat.

You've done it a thousand times already, but you do it again, just for something to do.

widely read

But even though his book was intended for contemplatives, it was also widely read by lay men and women.

But he was one of the most well-informed, widely read and serious political figures in public life.

For all its note of fantasy, however, the article was widely read and well timed.

Herbert is widely read, where Collins is seldom even heard of.

Local newspapers are widely read and relatively cheap to advertise in.

Newspapers with a significant political reporting are not widely read, whereas television news programs are often among the most-watched programs.

The older works listed first are still widely read and most are generally available in both hardcover and paperback.

you only have to read/look at/listen to etc sth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Read me Aunt Evelyn's letter while I cook dinner.

Always read the label before you wash your clothes.

Did you read about that terrible car crash?

Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers.

Good managers are usually able to read a situation quickly and take the right action.

Have you read Jean Martin's latest novel?

Have you read Stephen King's new book yet?

I can read Spanish but I can't speak it very well.

I learned to read music when I was taking piano lessons.

I was astonished to read that half of all sixteen year olds have experimented with drugs.

Jean can't read a word without her glasses on.

map reading

Men shouldn't be surprised if women read this behaviour as threatening.

My parents taught me how to read .

Oliver is reading philosophy at Oxford.

She learnt to read when she was only three years old.

She went on to read medicine at Edinburgh.

Someone came to read the electricity meter this morning.

Soon utility companies may be able to read your meter by computer.

The headline read : "Firefighters Save Girl From Flames."

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Finally, it never hurts to wear our own love of reading on our sleeve.

I marveled at her physical beauty, wanting her to like me, to read to me, to even hold me.

I opened the seals as carefully as I could and read the file.

On the other hand, your readers might be bright and fully conscious of what they are reading.

On the way out I noticed a photograph of a benign-looking chap and read about his gifts to charity.

The Government is also to rush through a ban on fox hunting by holding the bill's second reading on December 18.

The judge had been reading the court file.

We can not help signing so long as there is another human being who needs to read the signs.

II. noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

good

Journal in double triumph Roy Castle takes a break from record-breaking and relaxes with a good read .

It is certainly worth a good read , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in this subject.

I just sit and have a good read until they are done.

On one level, it is vastly entertaining and a rattling good read .

Barnes and Hughes for a good read , Levin ton for the examinations.

It is a recipe which makes for a very good read .

Nevertheless, the book is undoubtedly a good , racy read , especially in its first 100 pages.

Taken as a good read , this is an excellent book.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a must-have/must-see/must-read etc

a rattling good yarn/story/read

On one level, it is vastly entertaining and a rattling good read.

We bet the Weatherfield Advertiser was a rattling good read under Ken's editorship.

read (sb) the riot act

Stephanie read Ted the riot act for seeing his old girlfriend.

read sb's palm

read/shout etc sth out (loud)

Everything I had read before turned out to be outdated.

He comes up to my room in the evenings so that I can read them out to him.

He read it out loud to his colleagues, quite sarcastically, expecting them to agree that it was ridiculous.

He shouts her out into the street for a harlot.

Laura listened attentively while Yoyo read the speech out loud, and in the end, her eyes were glistening too.

North read it out at his trial four years later as evidence of approval, but it was all delightfully vague.

She brings her notes about it to the meeting and reads them out .

We can read the books children are reading, find out what happens in class, ask what the guidance counselor said.

something to eat/drink/read/do etc

But he was walking to a truck stop across the street, probably getting something to eat during his break.

It had something to do with being a man.

It had something to do with skills, and something to do with expectation and hope.

Most calendar programs remind you gently when you have something to do.

No, you can't dash out for something to eat.

Of course, the beer might have had something to do with this.

Then I rolled up my things in a blanket and went out and had something to eat.

You've done it a thousand times already, but you do it again, just for something to do.

widely read

But even though his book was intended for contemplatives, it was also widely read by lay men and women.

But he was one of the most well-informed, widely read and serious political figures in public life.

For all its note of fantasy, however, the article was widely read and well timed.

Herbert is widely read, where Collins is seldom even heard of.

Local newspapers are widely read and relatively cheap to advertise in.

Newspapers with a significant political reporting are not widely read, whereas television news programs are often among the most-watched programs.

The older works listed first are still widely read and most are generally available in both hardcover and paperback.

you only have to read/look at/listen to etc sth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Children are taught reading and writing in their first years at school.

I do a lot of reading when I'm on vacation.

The newspaper is trying to attract more young readers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A careful read of this book will show that underpinning it is a terrible truth.

I would like to recommend it to both sexes as a jolly exciting read .

It is certainly worth a good read , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in this subject.

Not even the most unreconstructed Keynesian would ever claim that the General Theory was an easy read .

On one level, it is vastly entertaining and a rattling good read .

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