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Definizione monolingua e traduzione read

Inglese grammatica



read (third-person singular simple present reads, present participle reading, simple past read, past participle read or (archaic or dialect) readen)

  1. (obsolete) To think, believe; to consider (that).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      But now, faire Ladie, comfort to you make, / And read [...] / That short reuenge the man may ouertake [...].
  2. (transitive or intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
    Have you read this book?
    He doesn’t like to read.
  3. (transitive or intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
    He read us a passage from his new book.
    All right, class, who wants to read next?
  4. (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
    I can read his feelings in his face.
  5. To consist of certain text.
    On the door hung a sign that read, ""Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point.""
  6. (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
    Arabic reads right to left.
  7. (transitive) To substitute (a corrected piece of text in place of an erroneous one); used to introduce an emendation of a text.
    • 1832, John Lemprière et al., Bibliotheca classica, Seventh Edition, W. E. Dean, page 263:
      In Livy, it is nearly certain that for Pylleon we should read Pteleon, as this place is mentioned in connection with Antron.
  8. (informal, usually sarcastic) Used after a euphemism to introduce the intended, more blunt meaning of a term.
    • 2009, Suzee Vlk et al., The GRE Test for Dummies, Sixth Edition, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-00919-2, page 191:
      Eliminate illogical (read: stupid) answer choices.
  9. (transitive, telecommunications) To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
    Do you read me?
  10. (transitive, UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
    I am reading theology at university.
  11. (transitive, transgenderism) to recognise (someone) as being transgender
    Every time I go outside, I worry that someone will read me.
  12. Simple past tense and past participle of read.

read (plural reads)

  1. A reading or an act of reading, especially an actors part of a play.
    • Philip Larkin, Selfs the Man
      And when he finishes supper / Planning to have a read at the evening paper / Its Put a screw in this wall — / He has no time at all...
    • 2006, MySQL administrators guide and language reference (page 393)
      In other words, the system can do 1200 reads per second with no writes, the average write is twice as slow as the average read, and the relationship is linear.


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Traduzione italiano leggere |leggersi |calcolare |capire |controllare |guardare |interpretare |pass. e p.p. di to read |ricevere |spiegare |studiare |

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