US: /ˈɹɛd/, /ˈɹid/

English Vietnamese dictionary

read /ri:d/
  • động từ read
    • đọc
      • to read aloud: đọc to
      • to read oneself hoarse: đọc khản cả tiếng
      • to read to oneself: đọc thầm
      • to read a piece of music: xướng âm một bản nhạc
      • this play reads better than it acts: vở kịch này đọc nghe hay hơn là đem diễn
    • học, nghiên cứu
      • to read law: học luật
      • to read for the examination: học để chuẩn bị thi
    • xem đoán
      • to read someone's hand: xem tướng tay cho ai
      • to read a dream: đoán mộng
      • to read someone's thoughts: đoán được ý nghĩ của ai
      • to read someone's futurity: đoán tương lai cho ai
    • ghi (số điện, nước tiêu thụ...)
    • chỉ
      • the speedometer reads seventy kilometres: đồng hồ tốc độ chỉ bảy mươi kilômét
    • hiểu, cho là
      • silence is not always to be read as consent: không nên cho rằng sự im lặng lúc nào cũng có nghĩa là đồng ý
      • it is intended to be read...: điều đó phải được hiểu là...
      • it may be read several ways: cái đó có thể hiểu nhiều cách
    • biết được (nhờ đọc sách báo...)
      • you must have read it in the newspapers: hẳn là anh phải biết điều đó qua báo chí rồi
    • viết, ghi
      • the passage quoted reads as follows: đoạn trích dẫn đó ghi như sau
    • đọc nghe như
      • the book reads like a novel: quyển sách đó đọc nghe như một cuốn tiểu thuyết
    • to read off
      • biểu lộ, để lộ ra, biểu thị; thể hiện
    • his face doesn't read off: nét mặt anh ta không biểu lộ một cái gì
    • đọc thẳng một mạch, đọc trơn tru
    • to read on
      • đọc tiếp
    • to read out
      • đọc to
    • đọc từ đầu đến cuối
      • read over: đọc qua, xem qua
    • đọc hết, đọc từ đâu đến cuối
    • đọc lại
    • to read through
      • đọc hết, đọc từ đầu cuối (cuốn sách...)
    • to read up
      • nghiên cứu kỹ, học tập kỹ lưỡng
    • to read up for the examination: học tập kỹ lưỡng chuẩn bị cho kỳ thi
    • to read up on history: nghiên cứu lịch sử
    • to read between the lines
      • tìm hiểu ẩn ý
    • đoán được ẩn ý, đoán được ý ngoài lời
    • to read oneself to sleep
      • đọc sách để ngủ
    • to read someone at a glance
      • nhìn thoáng cũng biết là người thế nào
    • to read someone like a book
      • biết rõ ai, đi guốc vào bụng ai; biết rõ tìm đến của ai
    • to read someone a lesson
      • (xem) lesson
  • danh từ
    • sự đọc (sách báo)
    • thời gian dành để đọc (sách báo)
      • to have a quiet read: có thời gian yên tĩnh để đọc
  • thời quá khứ & động tính từ quá khứ của read
  • tính từ
    • có học thức thông thạo, thông thái, có đọc nhiều về, hiểu sâu về
      • deeply read in literature: hiểu sâu về văn học

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
+ verb
words / symbols
1 (not used in the progressive tenses) to look at and understand the meaning of written or printed words or symbols: [V] She's still learning to read. + Some children can read and write before they go to school. + [VN] I can't read your writing. + Can you read music? + I'm trying to read the map.
2 ~ (sth) (to sb / yourself) to go through written or printed words, etc. in silence or aloud to others: [V] I'm going to go to bed and read. + He liked reading to his grandchildren. + [VN] to read a book / a magazine / the newspaper + Have you read any Steinbeck (= novels by him)? + He read the poem aloud. + [VN, VNN] Go on-read it to us. + She read us a story.
See also - PROOFREAD
discover by reading
3 ~ (about / of sth) (not used in the progressive tenses) to discover or find out about sb/sth by reading: [V] I read about the accident in the local paper. + [V that] I read that he had resigned. + [VN] Don't believe everything you read in the papers.
sb's mind / thoughts
4 [VN] ~ sb's mind / thoughts to guess what sb else is thinking
sb's lips
5 [VN] ~ sb's lips to look at the movements of sb's lips to learn what they are saying
See also - LIP-READ
6 [VN] ~ sth (as sth) to understand sth in a particular way
How do you read the present situation? + Silence must not always be read as consent.
of a piece of writing
7 [V speech] to have sth written on it; to be written in a particular way: The sign read 'No admittance'. + I've changed the last paragraph. It now reads as follows ...
8 [V] to give a particular impression when read: Generally, the article reads very well. + The poem reads like (= sounds as if it is) a translation.
measuring instrument
9 [VN] (of measuring instruments) to show a particular weight, pressure, etc: What does the thermometer read?
10 [VN] to get information from a measuring instrument: A man came to read the gas meter.
11 [VN] to hear and understand sb speaking on a radio set: 'Do you read me?' 'I'm reading you loud and clear.'
replace word
12 [VN] ~ A for B
~ B as A to replace one word, etc. with another when correcting a text: For 'madam' in line 3 read 'madman'.
subject at university
13 ~ (for) sth (BrE, rather old-fashioned) to study a subject, especially at a university: [VN] I read English at Oxford. + [V] She's reading for a law degree.
14 [VN] ~ sth (into sth) (of a computer or the person using it) to take information from a disk: My computer can't read the disk you sent. + to read a file into a computer
Idioms: read between the lines to look for or discover a meaning in sth that is not openly stated: Reading between the lines, I think Clare needs money.
read sb like a book to understand easily what sb is thinking or feeling
read my lips (spoken) used to tell sb to listen carefully to what you are saying: Read my lips:
no new taxes (= I promise there will be no new taxes).

read (sb) the Riot Act (BrE) to tell sb forcefully that they must not do sth
ORIGIN From an Act of Parliament passed in 1715 to prevent riots. It made it illegal for a group of twelve or more people to refuse to split up if they were ordered to do so and part of the Act was read to them.
take it / sth as read (BrE) to accept sth without discussing it: Can we take it as read that you want the job?
Phrasal Verbs: read sth<->back to read a message, etc. aloud in order to check that it is correct
read sth into sth to think that sth means more than it really does: Don't read too much into what she says.
read on to continue reading: That's the story so far. Now read on ...
read sth<->out to read sth aloud, especially to other people
read sth<->over / through to read sth carefully from beginning to end to look for mistakes or check details
read sth<->up
read up on sb/sth to read a lot about a subject: I'll need to read up on the case before the meeting.
+ noun [sing.] (informal)
1 (especially BrE) an act or period of reading sth: I was having a quiet read when the phone rang. + Can I have a read of your newspaper when you've finished?
2 a good, interesting, etc. ~ a book, article, etc. that is good, etc: His thrillers are always a gripping read.
+ adjective (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

Thesaurus dictionary

1 peruse, scan, skim, review, study, look over, pore over:
I have read the article twice but still cannot understand it.
2 understand, know, be familiar with, comprehend, interpret, decipher:
Can you read Greek? Madame Sonja reads tea leaves.
3 announce, present, deliver:
Anna reads the news on TV at six o'clock every evening.
4 read into. assign to, impute (to), infer (from), assume (from), presume (from), conclude (from):
You might be reading too much into that letter of commendation.

Collocation dictionary

1 activity of reading


good | quiet


I had a good read of the paper before they arrived.

2 writer/book


compelling, good, great, interesting


be, make
The story made an interesting read.

Concise English dictionary

+something that is read
+interpret something that is written or printed
+have or contain a certain wording or form
+look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
+obtain data from magnetic tapes
+interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
+interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
+indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
+be a student of a certain subject
+audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
+to hear and understand
+make sense of a language