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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  n. 
  Rennet.  See  3d  {Reed}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Read};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Reading}.]  [OE.  reden,  r[ae]den,  AS  r[=ae]dan  to  read, 
  advice,  counsel,  fr  r[=ae]d  advise,  counsel,  r[=ae]dan 
  (imperf.  reord)  to  advice,  counsel,  guess;  akin  to  D.  raden 
  to  advise,  G.  raten,  rathen,  Icel.  r[=a][eth]a,  Goth. 
  r[=e]dan  (in  comp.),  and  perh.  also  to  Skr.  r[=a]dh  to 
  succeed.  [root]116.  Cf  Riddle.] 
  1.  To  advise;  to  counsel.  [Obs.]  See  {Rede}. 
  Therefore,  I  read  thee,  get  to  God's  word  and 
  thereby  try  all  doctrine.  --Tyndale. 
  2.  To  interpret;  to  explain;  as  to  read  a  riddle. 
  3.  To  tell  to  declare;  to  recite.  [Obs.] 
  But  read  how  art  thou  named  and  of  what  kin. 
  4.  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. 
  Redeth  [read  ye]  the  great  poet  of  Itaille. 
  Well  could  he  rede  a  lesson  or  a  story.  --Chaucer. 
  5.  Hence  to  know  fully;  to  comprehend. 
  Who  is't  can  read  a  woman?  --Shak. 
  6.  To  discover  or  understand  by  characters,  marks,  features, 
  etc.;  to  learn  by  observation. 
  An  armed  corse  did  lie,  In  whose  dead  face  he  read 
  great  magnanimity.  --Spenser. 
  Those  about  her  From  her  shall  read  the  perfect  ways 
  of  honor.  --Shak. 
  7.  To  make  a  special  study  of  as  by  perusing  textbooks;  as 
  to  read  theology  or  law. 
  {To  read  one's  self  in},  to  read  about  the  Thirty-nine 
  Articles  and  the  Declaration  of  Assent,  --  required  of  a 
  clergyman  of  the  Church  of  England  when  he  first 
  officiates  in  a  new  benefice. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  n.  [AS.  r[=ae]d  counsel,  fr  r[=ae]dan  to  counsel. 
  See  {Read},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Saying;  sentence;  maxim;  hence  word  advice;  counsel.  See 
  {Rede}.  [Obs.] 
  2.  [{Read},  v.]  Reading.  [Colloq.]  --Hume. 
  One  newswoman  here  lets  magazines  for  a  penny  a 
  read.  --Furnivall. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  a. 
  Instructed  or  knowing  by  reading;  versed  in  books;  learned. 
  A  poet  .  .  .  well  read  in  Longinus.  --Addison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Read},  v.  t.  &  i. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Read  \Read\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  give  advice  or  counsel.  [Obs.] 
  2.  To  tell  to  declare.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  perform  the  act  of  reading;  to  peruse,  or  to  go  over 
  and  utter  aloud,  the  words  of  a  book  or  other  like 
  So  they  read  in  the  book  of  the  law  of  God 
  distinctly,  and  gave  the  sense  --Neh.  viii. 
  4.  To  study  by  reading;  as  he  read  for  the  bar. 
  5.  To  learn  by  reading. 
  I  have  read  of  an  Eastern  king  who  put  a  judge  to 
  death  for  an  iniquitous  sentence.  --Swift. 
  6.  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. 
  7.  To  produce  a  certain  effect  when  read;  as  that  sentence 
  reads  queerly. 
  {To  read  between  the  lines},  to  infer  something  different 
  from  what  is  plainly  indicated;  to  detect  the  real  meaning 
  as  distinguished  from  the  apparent  meaning. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  been  read;  often  used  in  combination;  "a  widely  read 
  newspaper"  [ant:  {unread}] 
  n  :  something  that  is  read;  "the  article  was  a  very  good  read" 
  v  1:  interpret  something  that  is  written  or  printed;  "read  the 
  advertisement";  "Have  you  read  Salman  Rushdie?" 
  2:  have  or  contain  a  certain  wording  or  form  "The  passage 
  reads  as  follows";  "What  does  the  law  say?"  [syn:  {say}] 
  3:  look  at  interpreted,  and  say  out  loud  something  that  is 
  written  or  printed;  "The  proclamation  will  be  read" 
  4:  obtain  data  from  magnetic  tapes;  "This  dictionary  can  be 
  read  by  the  computer"  [syn:  {scan}] 
  5:  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" 
  6:  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!"  [syn:  {take}] 
  7:  be  a  student  of  a  certain  subject;  "She  is  reading  for  the 
  bar  exam"  [syn:  {learn},  {study},  {take}] 
  8:  indicate  a  certain  reading;  of  gauges  and  instruments;  "The 
  thermometer  showed  thirteen  degrees  below  zero";  "The 
  gauge  read  `empty'"  [syn:  {register},  {show},  {record}] 
  9:  to  hear  and  understand;  "I  read  you  loud  and  clear!" 
  10:  make  sense  of  a  language;  "She  understands  French";  "Can  you 
  read  Greek?"  [syn:  {understand},  {interpret},  {translate}] 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Relative  Element  Address  Designate  (cryptography) 

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