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“… you asked me to read it it's some 400 …”

meanings of read


  1. To recognise (someone) as being transgender.
  2. To read work(s) written by (a named author).
  3. Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term.
  4. To substitute (a corrected piece of text in place of an erroneous one); used to introduce an emendation of a text.
  5. Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
  6. To think, believe; to consider (that).
  7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
  8. To advise; to counsel. See rede.
  9. To call attention to the flaws of (someone) in either a playful, a taunting, or an insulting way.
  10. To observe and comprehend (a displayed signal).
  11. To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
  12. To fetch data from (a storage medium, etc.).
  13. To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
  14. Past participle.
  15. To interpret, or infer a meaning, significance, thought, intention, etc. from.
  16. Simple past tense.
  17. To consist of certain text.
  18. To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
  19. To tell; to declare; to recite.


  1. The identification of a specific sequence of genes in a genome or bases in a nucleic acid string.
  2. A reading or an act of reading, especially of an actor's part of a play or a piece of stored data.
  3. Something to be read; a written work.
  4. A person's interpretation or impression of something.
  5. An instance of reading (“calling attention to someone's flaws; a taunt or insult").


  1. A surname, a less common spelling variant of Reid.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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