/riːd/verb(past tense and past participleread/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 alsolip-read