Definition of READ

  1. (verb)interpret something that is written or printed
  2. (verb)have or contain a certain wording or form
  3. (verb)look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
  4. (verb)obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
  5. (verb)interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
  6. (verb)interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
  7. (verb)be a student of a certain subject
  8. (verb)indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
  9. (verb)audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  10. (verb)to hear and understand
  11. (verb)make sense of a language
  12. (noun)something that is read