Part of speech: verb

To understand, as written or printed characters, or any marks or signs; peruse; interpret; explain; also, to utter audibly what is so learned.

Part of speech: verb

To gain information, as from anything written or printed; utter aloud the contents, as of a book or manuscript.

Part of speech: adjective

Informed as by reading; acquainted with books or literature.

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Usage examples "read":

  1. Nejdanov did not read well. - "Virgin Soil", Ivan S. Turgenev.
  2. Did you read what Lord Ongar had said?" - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  3. I am going to read." - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.