Meaning of READ in English
noun rennet. ·see 3d reed.
2. read ·vi to learn by reading.
3. read ·vi to give advice or counsel.
4. read ·v reading.
5. read ·- imp. & ·p.p. of read, ·vt & i.
6. read ·impf & ·p.p. of read.
7. read ·vi to study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
8. read ·adj instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
9. read ·vt hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
10. read ·vi to tell; to declare.
11. read ·vt to advise; to counsel.
12. read ·vi to produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
13. read ·vt to make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
14. read ·vt saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. ·see rede.
15. read ·vt to discover or understand by characters, marks, features, ·etc.; to learn by observation.
xvi. read ·vt to interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
xvii. read ·vt to tell; to declare; to recite.
xviii. read ·vi to perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
xix. read ·vi to appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
xx. read ·vt to go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012