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.