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read British & World English

Look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed

read English Thesaurus

he sat reading the evening newspaper

Read New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sir Herbert (Edward) (1893–1968), English critic

read in read British & World English

Look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed

read-in British & World English

The input or entry of data to a computer or storage device

lip-read British & World English

(Of a deaf person) understand speech from observing a speaker’s lip movements

map-read British & World English

Consult and interpret a map

must-read British & World English

Denoting a piece of writing that should or must be read

read-only British & World English

(Of memory, data, or a file) able to be accessed but not modified

read-out British & World English

A visual record or display of the output from a computer or scientific instrument

well read British & World English

Having a lot of knowledge from reading widely; knowledgeable

well read English Thesaurus

he was very well read in this field

read-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

read-write British & World English

Capable of reading existing data and accepting alterations or further input

sight-read British & World English

Read and perform (music) from sheet music, without preparation

speed-read British & World English

Read rapidly by assimilating several phrases or sentences at once

under-read British & World English

(Of a gauge or dial) show a reading lower than the true one

read-through British & World English

An initial rehearsal of a play at which actors read their parts from scripts

read my lips British & World English

Listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker’s words)

read the runes British & World English

Try to forecast the outcome of a situation by analysing all the significant factors involved

read for in read British & World English

(Of an actor) audition for (a role)

read someone's palm British & World English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

read someone's mind British & World English

Discern what someone is thinking

read-only memory British & World English

Memory read at high speed but not capable of being changed by program instructions

music British & World English

The written or printed signs representing vocal or instrumental sound

read something into British & World English

Attribute a meaning or significance to (something) that it may not in fact possess

read someone out of British & World English

Formally expel someone from (an organization)

read up on something British & World English

Acquire information about a particular subject by studying it intensively

read between the lines British & World English

Look for or discover a meaning that is implied rather than explicitly stated

take something as read British & World English

Assume something without the need for further discussion

read someone like a book British & World English

Understand someone’s thoughts and motives easily

you wouldn't read about it British & World English

Used to express incredulity, disgust, or ruefulness

read someone the Riot Act British & World English

Give someone a severe warning or reprimand

reread British & World English

Read (a text) again

read up on something in read British & World English

Acquire information about a particular subject by studying it intensively

read someone's palm in palm2 British & World English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

read someone's mind in read British & World English

Discern what someone is thinking

read my lips in read British & World English

Listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker’s words)

read something into in read British & World English

Attribute a meaning or significance to (something) that it may not in fact possess

read the runes in rune British & World English

Try to forecast the outcome of a situation by analysing all the significant factors involved

proofread British & World English

Read (printer’s proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors

under-read in under-read British & World English

(Of a gauge or dial) show a reading lower than the true one


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