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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[=e]d), n.
   Rennet. See 3d Reed. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Read (r[e^]d); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Reading.] [OE. reden, r[ae]den, AS. r[=ae]dan
   to read, advise, counsel, fr. r[=ae]d advice, counsel,
   r[=ae]dan (imperf. reord) to advise, counsel, guess; akin to
   D. raden to advise, G. raten, rathen, Icel. r[=a][eth]a,
   Goth. r[=e]dan (in comp.), and perh. also to Skr. r[=a]dh to
   succeed. [root]116. Cf. Riddle.]
   1. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] See Rede.
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            Therefore, I read thee, get thee to God's word, and
            thereby try all doctrine.             --Tyndale.
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   2. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
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   3. To tell; to declare; to recite. [Obs.]
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            But read how art thou named, and of what kin.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   4. To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or
      recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of,
      as of language, by interpreting the characters with which
      it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to
      read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read
      the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
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            Redeth [read ye] the great poet of Itaille.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            Well could he rede a lesson or a story. --Chaucer.
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   5. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
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            Who is't can read a woman?            --Shak.
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   6. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features,
      etc.; to learn by observation.
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            An armed corse did lie,
            In whose dead face he read great magnanimity.
                                                  --Spenser.
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            Those about her
            From her shall read the perfect ways of honor.
                                                  --Shak.
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   7. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as,
      to read theology or law.
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   To read one's self in, to read aloud the Thirty-nine
      Articles and the Declaration of Assent, -- required of a
      clergyman of the Church of England when he first
      officiates in a new benefice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[e^]d),
   imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\, v. i.
   1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.]
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   2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   3. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over
      and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like
      document.
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            So they read in the book of the law of God
            distinctly, and gave the sense.       --Neh. viii.
                                                  8.
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   4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
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   5. To learn by reading.
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            I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to
            death for an iniquitous sentence.     --Swift.
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   6. To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or
      consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage
      reads thus in the early manuscripts.
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   7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence
      reads queerly.
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   To read between the lines, to infer something different
      from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning
      as distinguished from the apparent meaning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\ (r[e^]d), a.
   Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
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         A poet . . . well read in Longinus.      --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Read \Read\, n. [AS. r[=ae]d counsel, fr. r[=ae]dan to counsel.
   See Read, v. t.]
   1. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See
      Rede. [Obs.]
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   2. [Read, v.] Reading. [Colloq.] --Hume.
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            One newswoman here lets magazines for a penny a
            read.                                 --Furnivall.
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