Definition of "reads" []

  • To comprehend the meaning of (something written or printed) by looking at and interpreting the written or printed characters (verb)
  • To be occupied in such an activity (verb)
  • To look at, interpret, and speak aloud (something written or printed) (verb)
  • To interpret the significance or meaning of through scrutiny and recognition (verb)
  • To interpret or understand the meaning of (signs, characters, etc) other than by visual means (verb)
  • To have sufficient knowledge of (a language) to understand the written or printed word (verb)
  • To discover or make out the true nature or mood of (verb)
  • To interpret or understand (something read) in a specified way, or (of something read) to convey a particular meaning or impression (verb)
  • To adopt as a reading in a particular passage (verb)
  • To have or contain a certain form or wording (verb)
  • To undertake a course of study in (a subject) (verb)
  • To gain knowledge by reading (verb)
  • To register, indicate, or show (verb)
  • To bring or put into a specified condition by reading (verb)
  • To hear and understand, esp when using a two-way radio (verb)
  • To obtain (data) from a storage device, such as magnetic tape (verb)
  • 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 (verb)
  • Matter suitable for reading (noun)
  • The act of reading (noun)
  • Plural form of read. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of read. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "reads" in a sentence
  • "And guess what: the label reads "Hecho en Honduras" as well as "Importado a Mexico".4.10pm: Newt Gingrich has mentioned Ronald Reagan 61 times in 19 debates, but has been criticised for over-stating his connections to the Republicans' favourite former president."
  • "Xanax -- I usually quarter these pills, never take the whole thing, though I often try to mix with one cocktail for maximum buzz when the label reads "this medication may increase the effects of alcohol" I take that as a helpful hint."
  • "The tone is so frank it shocks; the title reads: ‘Migration threatens the DNA of the nation’."