Definition of read adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

read

 adjective
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BrE BrE//red//
 
; NAmE NAmE//red//
 
(used after an adverb) (of a person) having knowledge that has been gained from reading books, etc. She's very widely read in law. see also well read
Word Origin Old English rǣdan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raden and German raten ‘advise, guess’. Early senses included ‘advise’ and ‘interpret (a riddle or dream)’.
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