look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
make sense of a language;
be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading fo
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
trying something to find out about
a test of the suitability of a performer
trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"