to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made
to comprehend by speechreading
to read ( data ) into a computer memory or storage device
to acquire information about (a subject) by reading intensively
If someone can lip-read, they are able to understand what someone else is saying by looking at the way the other person's lips move as they speak, without actually hearing any of the words.
a part of a recording device that senses data on a carrier medium such as a disk or tape
If you read a meaning into something, you think it is there although it may not actually be there.
to study to become a lawyer
(of a file, document, etc) capable of being read, but not written or changed
If you read out a piece of writing, you say it aloud.
to read quickly and superficially, in order to pick up the important or significant details
A well-read person has read a lot of books and has learned a lot from them.
a correlation or relationship between two separate things
Music is the pattern of sounds produced by people singing or playing instruments.
Someone who can sight-read can play or sing music from a printed sheet the first time they see it, without practising it beforehand .
History is a subject studied in schools, colleges, and universities that deals with events that have happened in the past .
read up on:
If you read up on a subject, you read a lot about it so that you become informed about it.
to read someone's mind or psychically know what someone's thoughts are
read my lips:
said to tell someone to believe and trust what you are saying
read out of:
to expel from (a political party, society, etc.) by public reading of dismissal
read up (on):
to become well informed (about) by reading
read a lesson:
to censure or reprimand, esp in a long-winded manner
read the runes:
to understand a situation in a particular way, and decide what is likely to happen
read an article:
An article is a piece of writing that is published in a newspaper or magazine .
read an interview:
An interview is a conversation in which a journalist puts questions to someone such as a famous person or politician .
read only memory:
read the headlines:
A headline is the title of a newspaper story, printed in large letters at the top of the story, especially on the front page .
an electromagnet that can both read and write information on a magnetic medium such as magnetic tape or disk
a type of computer memory that you can write to as well as read from
read oneself in:
to assume possession of a benefice by publicly reading the Thirty-nine Articles
When someone proofreads something such as a book or an article, they read it before it is published in order to find and mark mistakes that need to be corrected.
read the riot act:
to angrily tell someone off for having done something stupid or wrong
to read sb's mind:
If you can read someone's mind, you know what they are thinking without them saying anything.
have one's cards read:
If you have your cards read, you have your fortune told by someone who uses playing cards or tarot cards to tell you about yourself and predict your future .
read between the lines:
to understand what someone really means, or what is really happening in a situation, even though it is not stated openly
read someone a lecture:
to scold or reprimand someone
read the riot act to:
to command to stop doing something regarded as wrong, under threat of punishment
take something as read:
to take something for granted as a fact; understand or presume
know (or read) like a book:
to know well or fully
read someone like a book:
to know exactly what someone is thinking and planning
read someone the riot act:
If someone in authority reads you the riot act, they tell you that you will be punished unless you start behaving properly.
to read between the lines:
If you read between the lines, you understand what someone really means, or what is really happening in a situation, even though it is not said openly.
to take something as read:
If you take something as read, you accept it as true or right and therefore feel that it does not need to be discussed or proved .
you wouldn't read about it:
an expression of dismay, disgust, or disbelief
read the riot act to someone:
to warn or reprimand someone severely
erasable programmable read only memory:
a read-only memory chip that can have its data erased by ultraviolet light and then be programmed with different data
a method of reading faster than normal, esp by skimming
erasable programmable read-only memory