something that is read
"the article was a very good read"
make sense of a language
"She understands French"
"Can you read Greek?"
to hear and understand
"I read you loud and clear!"
audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
"He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
indicate a certain reading
of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
"The gauge read `empty'"
be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
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!"
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"
obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
"The King will read the proclamation at noon"
have or contain a certain wording or form
"The passage reads as follows"
"What does the law say?"
interpret something that is written or printed
"read the advertisement"
"Have you read Salman Rushdie?"