1 activity of reading

The program is simple to use after a quick read of the manual.


I had a good read of the paper before they arrived.

2 writer/book
enjoyable, entertaining, fun (esp. AmE), good, great, terrific
compelling, engaging, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, interesting
easy, quick
be, make

The story made an interesting read.


I know you'll enjoy the read.


I listen to my children reading aloud.

carefully, with interest

He read her letter with interest.

avidly, voraciously, widely

She read avidly from an early age.


I regularly read ‘Time’.


We teach students to read critically.


Make sure you read the instructions correctly.

fluently, well

He speaks and reads Arabic fluently.

just, lately, recently

I've just read your interesting article.


Shall I read this out to you?

be able to, can

Most children can read by the age of seven.

learn to, learn how to
teach sb to, teach sb how to

Hogan had read about her death in the paper.


She read from the letter.


He remembers everything he reads in books.


I had read of the case in the local newspaper.


She spent the morning reading over her script.


I read through the first paragraph again.


I read a story to my son every night.

read and write

She had great difficulty learning to read and write.

read for fun, read for pleasure

He's not someone who reads for pleasure.

Read is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑banner, ↑gauge, ↑headline, ↑inscription, ↑sign, ↑thermometer, ↑translation, ↑watch
Read is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article, ↑assignment, ↑author, ↑autobiography, ↑barometer, ↑Bible, ↑biography, ↑blog, ↑book, ↑brochure, ↑bulletin, ↑chapter, ↑column, ↑comment, ↑correspondence, ↑coverage, ↑curriculum vitae, ↑detail, ↑diary, ↑disk, ↑document, ↑edition, ↑email, ↑emotion, ↑entry, ↑essay, ↑excerpt, ↑expression, ↑extract, ↑fiction, ↑file, ↑fortune, ↑gauge, ↑handwriting, ↑headline, ↑horoscope, ↑inscription, ↑instruction, ↑instrument, ↑journal, ↑label, ↑letter, ↑literature, ↑lyrics, ↑magazine, ↑mail, ↑manual, ↑map, ↑memo, ↑memoir, ↑menu, ↑message, ↑meter, ↑mind, ↑minute, ↑mood, ↑music, ↑news, ↑newspaper, ↑notice, ↑novel, ↑obituary, ↑page, ↑palm, ↑pamphlet, ↑paper, ↑paperback, ↑paragraph, ↑passage, ↑piece, ↑poem, ↑poetry, ↑poll, ↑post, ↑posting, ↑prayer, ↑print, ↑résumé, ↑recipe, ↑record, ↑remark, ↑reply, ↑report, ↑review, ↑rule, ↑score, ↑script, ↑scripture, ↑sentence, ↑sermon, ↑sign, ↑signal, ↑snippet, ↑speech, ↑statement, ↑story, ↑subtitle, ↑tabloid, ↑tale, ↑text, ↑thermometer, ↑thought, ↑thriller, ↑transcript, ↑translation, ↑update, ↑verdict, ↑volume, ↑website, ↑will, ↑word, ↑work, ↑writing

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • read — (rēd) v. read (rĕd), read·ing, reads v. tr. 1. To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences). 2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material): »read poems to the students …   Word Histories

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • read — read1 [rēd] vt. read [red] reading [rēd′iŋ] [ME reden, to explain, hence to read < OE rædan, to counsel, interpret; akin to Ger raten, to counsel, advise < IE * rē dh, *rə dh < base * ar , *(a)rē , to join, fit > ART3, ARM1, L reri,… …   English World dictionary

  • read — ► VERB (past and past part. read) 1) look at and understand the meaning of (written or printed matter) by interpreting its characters or symbols. 2) speak (written or printed words) aloud. 3) (of a passage, text, or sign) contain or consist of… …   English terms dictionary

  • read — adjective having a specified level of knowledge as a result of reading: → read read verb (past and past participle read) 1》 look at and understand the meaning of (written or printed matter) by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is …   English new terms dictionary

  • Read — Read, v. i. 1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Read — may refer to: *Read (unix) *Read (surname), people with this surname *Read, Lancashire, town in England *Read (magazine), children s magazine *Read, term relating to Passing in gender identity ee also*Reading (disambiguation) *Reed… …   Wikipedia

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. [{Read}, v.] Reading. [Colloq.] Hume. [1913 Webster] One newswoman here… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • read — (v.) O.E. rædan (W.Saxon), redan (Anglian) to explain, read, rule, advise (related to ræd, red advice ), from P.Gmc. *raedanan (Cf. O.N. raða, O.Fris. reda, Du. raden, O.H.G. ratan, Ger. raten to advise, counsel, guess ), from PIE root *re(i) …   Etymology dictionary

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