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George read

George, 1733–98, American political leader: served in the Continental Congress 1774–77.
Sir Herbert, 1893–1968, English critic and poet.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “red.”.
Historical Examples

Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North Fullerton Waldo
Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred T. Grenfell

verb reads, reading, read (rɛd)
to comprehend the meaning of (something written or printed) by looking at and interpreting the written or printed characters
to be occupied in such an activity: he was reading all day
when tr, often foll by out. to look at, interpret, and speak aloud (something written or printed): he read to us from the Bible
(transitive) to interpret the significance or meaning of through scrutiny and recognition: he read the sky and predicted rain, to read a map
(transitive) to interpret or understand the meaning of (signs, characters, etc) other than by visual means: to read Braille
(transitive) to have sufficient knowledge of (a language) to understand the written or printed word: do you read German?
(transitive) to discover or make out the true nature or mood of: to read someone’s mind
to interpret or understand (something read) in a specified way, or (of something read) to convey a particular meaning or impression: I read this speech as satire, this book reads well
(transitive) to adopt as a reading in a particular passage: for “boon” read “bone”
(intransitive) to have or contain a certain form or wording: the sentence reads as follows
to undertake a course of study in (a subject): to read history, read for the bar
to gain knowledge by reading: he read about the war
(transitive) to register, indicate, or show: the meter reads 100
(transitive) to bring or put into a specified condition by reading: to read a child to sleep
(transitive) to hear and understand, esp when using a two-way radio: we are reading you loud and clear
(computing) to obtain (data) from a storage device, such as magnetic tape Compare write (sense 16)
(transitive) to understand (written or printed music) by interpretation of the notes on the staff and to be able to reproduce the musical sounds represented by these notes
(informal) read a lesson, read a lecture, to censure or reprimand, esp in a long-winded manner
read between the lines, to perceive or deduce a meaning that is hidden or implied rather than being openly stated
(Austral, informal) you wouldn’t read about it, an expression of dismay, disgust, or disbelief
matter suitable for reading: this new book is a very good read
the act of reading
the past tense and past participle of read1
having knowledge gained from books (esp in the phrases widely read, well-read)
take something as read, to take something for granted as a fact; understand or presume

A book or other printed matter: Ultimately, it’s Maas’ reporter’s eye for detail that makes ”China White” a great read (1958+)
Understanding; interpretation; take: What’s your read on this? (1990s+)

To inspect clothing for lice (WWI Army)
To receive and interpret a radio signal; understand: He’s breaking up and I can’t read him (1940s+ Radio operators)
To understand; dig: I read you, baby, and I flatly agree (1956+)

read a lecture
read between the lines
read into
read like an open book
read out of
read someone’s mind
read the riot act
read up


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