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read

verb /riːd/ ( past tense, past participle read /red/)
to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs) leer Have you read this letter? Can your little girl read yet? Can anyone here read Chinese? She can read music. I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.
to learn by reading leer, enterarse (por los periódicos, etc) I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.
to read aloud, usually to someone else leer I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed I read to her before she goes to bed.
to pass one’s time by reading books etc for pleasure etc leer I don’t have much time to read these days.
to study (a subject) at a university etc estudiar He’s reading history at Oxford.
to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it ver; leer I can’t read the clock without my glasses The nurse read the thermometer.
to be written or worded; to say decir His letter reads as follows: ’Dear Sir, …’
(of a piece of writing etc ) to make a (good, bad etc) impression leerse This report reads well.
(of dials, instruments etc ) to show a particular figure, measurement etc indicar, marcar The thermometer reads –5°C.
to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript leer (léase) There is one error on this page – For ’two yards’, read ’two metres’ ’Two yards long’ should read ’two metres long’.
readable adjective
(opposite unreadable)
easy or pleasant to read agradable de leer I don’t usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.
able to be read legible Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
readableness noun
legibilidad
readability noun
legibilidad
reader noun
a person who reads books, magazines etc lector He’s a keen reader.
a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc lector The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.
a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language libro de lectura a Latin reader.
readership noun
the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc número de lectores The readership of the magazine consists mainly of teenage girls.
reading noun
the act of reading. lectura
the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment lectura a poetry reading.
the ability to read lectura The boy is good at reading.
the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc indicación, lectura The reading on the thermometer was –5° C.
reading-
for the purpose of reading de lectura reading-glasses a reading-room in a library.
for learning to read para aprender a leer a reading-book.
reading material noun
a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one’s studies. material de lectura
reading matter noun
something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters) material de lectura There’s a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
read-out noun ( plural read-outs)
(computing ) data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape. lectura
read between the lines
to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated leer entre líneas Reading between the lines I get the impression that he wants to leave the company.
read off phrasal verb
to read from a dial, instrument etc leer, hacer la lectura de The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on phrasal verb
to continue to read; to read further continuar leyendo He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out phrasal verb
to read aloud leer en voz alta Read out the answers to the questions.
read over phrasal verb ( read through)
to read from beginning to end leer de principio a fin, leer de cabo a rabo I’ll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.
(Definition of read from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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