Definition of "Read" :
noun: something that is read
"The article was a very good read."
verb: make sense of a language
"Can you read Greek?."
verb: be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam."
verb: to hear and understand
"I read you loud and clear!."
verb: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
"I read this address as a satire."
verb: interpret something that is written or printed
"Read the advertisement."
verb: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
"The King will read the proclamation at noon."
verb: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
"She read the sky and predicted rain."
verb: obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
"This dictionary can be read by the computer."
verb: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
"The gauge read empty'."
verb: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
verb: have or contain a certain wording or form
"The passage reads as follows."