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



    BrE BrE//riːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//riːd//
    [singular] (informal)
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  1. 1(especially British English) an act or a period of reading something I was having a quiet read when the phone rang. Can I have a read of your newspaper when you’ve finished?
  2. 2a good, interesting, etc. read a book, an article, etc. that is good, etc. His thrillers are always a gripping read.
  3. Word OriginOld English rǣdan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raden and German raten ‘advise, guess’. Early senses included ‘advise’ and ‘interpret (a riddle or dream)’.Extra examples I know you’ll enjoy the read. The program is simple to use after a quick read of the manual. The story made an interesting read.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: read