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English

Etymology

From Old English rǣdan (advise, read), from Proto-Germanic *raedanan (advise, counsel). Cognate with Dutch raden, German raten, Swedish råda. The development from ‘advise, interpret’ to ‘interpret letters, read’ is unique to English. Compare rede.

Pronunciation

Noun and present tense
Past tense and past participle

Verb

Infinitive
to read

Third person singular
reads

Simple past
read

Past participle
-

Present participle
reading

to read (third-person singular simple present reads, present participle reading, simple past and past participle read)
  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be a party to the input and understanding of written information.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
    Have you read this book?
    He doesn’t like to read.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
    He read us a passage from his new book.
    All right, class, who wants to read next?
  4. (transitive) In telecommunications, to be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
    Do you read me?
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
    I am reading theology at university.
  6. (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
    I can read his feelings in his face.
  7. To consist of certain text.
    On the door hung a sign that read, "Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point."
  8. (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
    Arabic reads backwards.
  9. Simple past tense and past participle of read.

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Noun

Singular
read

Plural
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  1. A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *raudhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *reudh-.

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon rōd (Dutch rood), Old High German rōt (German rot), Old Norse rauðr (Icelandic rauður, Swedish röd), Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (rauths).

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthros), Latin ruber, Old Irish rúad, Lithuanian raũdas, Russian рудой.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ræ:ad/

Adjective

rēad

  1. red

West Frisian

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *raudhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *reudh-.

Adjective

read

  1. red

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