be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
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 instrume
determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
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"
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"
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"