have or contain a certain wording or form
The passage reads as follows
make sense of a language
Can you read Greek?
obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
This dictionary can be read by the computer
indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
The gauge read `empty'
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
I read this address as a satire
be a student of a certain subject
She is reading for the bar exam
audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
interpret something that is written or printed
read the advertisement
Have you read Salman Rushdie?
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
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
The King will read the proclamation at noon
something that is read
the article was a very good read
to hear and understand
I read you loud and clear!