English definition of “read”
/riːd/ verb (past tense and past participle read /red/)
WORDS [I, T] › to look at words and understand what they mean: What was the last book youread? I've been reading about John F Kennedy. [+ that] I've read that the economy is going to improve by the end of the year.
SAY [I, T] › to look at words that are written and say them aloud for other people to listen to: Do you want me to read it to you? [+ two objects] I read him a story at bedtime.
SIGNS [T] › to look at signs and be able to understand them: Can you read music?
MEASUREMENT [T] › to show the temperature, time, etc on a piece of measuring equipment: The thermometer read 20 degrees this morning. → See also lip-read