To counsel; advise; recommend.To teach; instil, as a lesson.To explain the meaning of; explain; interpret; make out; solve: as, to read a riddle; to read a dream.To declare; tell; rehearse.To suppose; guess; imagine; fancy.To understand by observation or scrutiny; acquire a knowledge of (something not otherwise obvious) by interpreting signs or indications; study out; interpret: as, to read the signs of the times; to read the sky or a person's countenance.To discover by observation or scrutiny; perceive from signs or indications.To observe and apprehend the meaning of (something written, printed, inscribed, or stamped in letters or other significant characters); go over with the eyes (or, in the case of the blind, with the fingers) and take in the meaning of (significant characters forming or representing words or sentences); peruse: as, to read a book, newspaper, poem, inscription, or piece of music.To note the indication of (a graduated instrument): as, to read a thermometer or a circle.To utter aloud: said of words or sounds represented by letters or other significant characters.To peruse or study (a subject in the books written about it); learn through reading: as, to read law or philosophy; to read science for a degree; to read the news; we read that the meek shall inherit the earth.To perceive or assume in the reading or study of a book or writing (something not expressed or directly indicated); impute or import by inference: as, to read a meaning in a book which the author did not intend; to read one's own notions into a book; to read something between the lines.To affect by reading so as to bring into a specified condition: as, to read a child asleep; to read one's self blind.To read about.To counsel; advise; give advice or warning.To speak; discourse; declare; tell.To peruse something written or printed; acquire information from a record of any kind.To utter aloud the words of something written or printed; enunciate the words of a book or writing.In music: To perform or render music at first sight of the notes: applied to either vocal or instrumental performance: as, he plays well, but reads very slowly.To perform or render music in a particular way; put a certain expression upon it; interpret it: used of a performer or conductor.To give a recital or lecture; rehearse something written or learned: as, to read before a public audience.To study systematically from books or writings: sometimes with up.To appear on reading; have a (specified) meaning.To have a certain quality or effect in perusal; used absolutely, to be suitable or desirable for perusal.Having knowledge gained from reading; instructed by reading; in general, versed: now usually with well: as, well read in the classics.n. Counsel; advice.n. Interpretation.n. Speech; tale; narrative.n. A saying; a proverb.n. Reading; perusal.An obsolete form of red.A dialectal form of red.