Meaning of "read" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /riːd/ (read /red/)

A1 to look at words and understand what they mean:

What was the last book you read?
I’ve been reading about Marilyn Monroe.

A2 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?

(Definition of “read” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)