[ verb ] interpret something that is written or printed
"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
After reading his statement discharging the 23 d ward case , Karns told Wexler that if the seven cases scheduled for trial also involved persons who had been subpoenaed , he would dismiss them .(James J. Maguire, "A Family Affair"...)
But in_any_case , one does not have to read very closely between the lines to realize that the situation is not regarded_as a particularly happy one .(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
He could read on the nearby scoreboard that Palmer , by then playing the 15 th hole , was leading him by a stroke .("Sports"...)
Mantle so appreciated Miller 's delicate literary style that he broadened teammates ' minds by reading sensitive passages aloud during road trips .(Time, 77: 3...)
He gave the impression of never having read a word about art , but there was no_doubt that he had an eye for the best .
[ verb ] have or contain a certain wording or form
"The passage reads as follows" "What does the law say?"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
`` If the day should ever come that foreign invaders swarm ashore along the Gulf_Coast '' , the account reads , `` they can count_on heavy opposition from a group of commando trained telephone employees - all girls .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
But in his dressing_room was a large bouquet and a card that read , `` We 're with you all_the_way '' .(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
Then there was the caterer 's ad which read : `` Are you getting_married or having an affair ?
It read : `` Shot in the lumbar region '' .
Another less ambiguous case read as_follows : `` The bearer of_this letter has served me for two years to his complete satisfaction .
[ verb ] look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
"The King will read the proclamation at noon"
Used in print(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)
Each salesman was to read a sheet containing a description of the product .
[ verb ] (computer science) obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
Used in print(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
We accomplish this by compiling a list of text forms as text is read by the computer .
If each text form is marked when matched with a dictionary form , the text forms not contained in the dictionary can be identified when all dictionary forms have been read .
This selection rejection process takes_place as the file is read .
When the complete file has been read , the grammatic descriptions for all text forms found in the dictionary have been stored in the W-region ; the information cell assigned to each text form contains the address of the grammatic description of the form it represents .
Hence , the description of each text occurrence can be retrieved by reading the list of text ordered information cell addresses and outputting the description indicated by the information cell for each occurrence .
[ verb ] 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!"
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There is no justification for systematizing the random statements of Irenaeus about the image of God beyond this , nor for reading into his imprecise usage the later theological distinction between the image of God ( humanity ) and the similitude of God ( immortality ) .(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Nevertheless , with a reading public that longs for `` the_good_old_days '' and with an awareness of our expanding international interests , it is easy for the Benets to obtain a magnified position in literature by use of all sorts of Americana , real or fake , and it is easy for the Steinbecks and Sandburgs to support their messages of reform by reading messages of reform into the minds of the folk .(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)
The length of the arrow indicates amount of slowing or acceleration at Completion over that at Onset , and the difference in months can be read roughly by referring the arrow to the age scale along the base of each figure , or more precisely by referring to the original data in the appropriate tables .
[ verb ] interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior
"She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can't read his strange behavior" "The gypsy read his fate in the crystal ball"
Used in print(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Dimly , he heard laughter , hoots of derision , but he could not read the racket properly .
[ verb ] (education) be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
Used in print(The Miami Herald...)
Every family of Riviera Presbyterian_Church has been asked to read the Bible and pray together daily during National_Christian_Family_Week and to undertake one project in_which all members of the family participate .(Herald Press Tracts, Scottdale, Pa....)
Pope_Leo 13 , , on the 13 th day of December 1898 , granted the following indulgences : `` An indulgence of three hundred days is granted to all the Faithful who read the Holy_Gospels at_least a quarter of an hour .
The American_Bishops assembled at the Third_Plenary_Council of Baltimore urged the Catholic people to read the Holy_Bible .
Since the Catholic_Church expresses such desire that the Sacred Scriptures be read , the following taken from the Holy_Bible ( New_Catholic_Edition ) will prove a means of grace and a source of great spiritual blessing .
[ verb ] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read `empty'"
Used in print(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
These were read at 280 m m in a Beckman model DU spectrophotometer and tested for antibody activity as described above .
[ adjective ] having been read; often used in combination
"a widely read newspaper"
Used in print(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Papers like these four , if widely read , will contribute importantly to improvement of our analytic work .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1957
[ noun ] (writing) something that is read
"the article was a very good read"