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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read, v. i.
 1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.]
 2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.]
 3. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
    So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense.   --Neh. viii. 8.
 4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
 5. To learn by reading.
    I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence.   --Swift.
 6. To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
 7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
 To read between the lines, to infer something different from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning as distinguished from the apparent meaning.