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READ, noun [See the Verb.]
1. Counsel. [Obs.]
2. Saying; sentence. obsolete
READ, verb transitive The preterit and participle passive read is pronounced red. [Gr. to say or tell, to flow; a speaker, a rhetorician. The primary sense of read is to speak, to utter, that is, to push, drive or advance. This is also the primary sense of ready, that is, prompt or advancing, quick. Latin gratia, the primary sense of which is prompt to favor, advancing towards, free. The elements of these words are the same as those of ride and Latin gradior, etc. The sense of reason is secondary, that which is uttered, said or set forth; hence counsel also. See Ready.]
1. To utter or pronounce written or printed words, letters or characters in the proper order; to repeat the names or utter the sounds customarily annexed to words, letters or characters; as, to read a written or printed discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music.
2. To inspect and understand words or characters; to peruse silently; as, to read a paper or letter without uttering the words; to read to one's self.
3. To discover or understand by characters, marks or features; as, to read a man's thoughts in his countenance.
To read the interior structure of the globe.
An armed corse did lie, in whose dead face he read great magnanimity.
4. To learn by observation.
Those about her from her shall read the perfect ways of honor.
5. To know fully.
Who is't can read a woman?
6. To suppose; to guess. obsolete
7. To advise. obsolete
READ, verb intransitive
1. To perform the act of reading.
So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. Nehemiah 8:3.
2. To be studious; to practice much reading.
It is sure that Fleury roads.
3. To learn by reading.
I have read of an eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence.
4. To tell; to declare. [Not in use.]
READ, participle passive red.
1. Uttered; pronounced, as written words in the proper order; as, the letter was read to the family.
2. Silently perused.
READ, adjective red. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned. Well read is the phrase commonly used; as well read in history; well read in the classics.
A poet well read in Longinus -
RE'ADABLE, adjective That may be read; fit to be read.
READEP'TION, noun [from Latin re and adeptus, obtained.]
A regaining; recovery of something lost. [Not much used.]
1. One that reads; any person who pronounces written words; particularly, one whose office is to read prayers in a church.
2. By way of distinction, one that reads much; one studious in books.
RE'ADERSHIP, noun [See Read.] the office of reading prayers in a church.
READILY, adverb red'ily. [See Ready.]
1. Quickly; promptly; easily. I readily perceive the distinction you make.
2. Cheerfully; without delay or objection; without reluctance. He readily granted my request.
READINESS, noun red'iness. [from ready.]
1. Quickness; promptness; promptitude; facility; freedom from hinderance or obstruction; as readiness of speech; readiness of thought; readiness of mind in suggesting an answer; readiness of reply.
2. Promptitude; cheerfulness; willingness; alacrity; freedom from reluctance; as, to grant a request or assistance with readiness
They received the word with all readiness of mind. Acts 17:11.
3. A state of preparation; fitness of condition. The troops are in readiness
RE'ADING, participle present tense
1. Pronouncing or perusing written or printed words or characters of a book or writing.
2. Discovering by marks; understanding.
1. The act of reading; perusal.
2. Study of books; as a man of extensive reading
3. A lecture or prelection.
4. Public recital.
The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.
5. In criticism, the manner of reading the manuscripts of ancient authors, where the words or letters are obscure. No small part of the business of critics is to settle the true reading or real words used by the author; and the various readings of different critics are often perplexing.
6. A commentary or gloss on a law, text or passage.
7. In legislation, the formal recital of a bill by the proper officer, before the house which is to consider it. In Congress and in the state legislatures, a bill must usually have three several readings on different days, before it can be passed into a law.
Joseph revealing his identity
The deliverance of the Israelites from Pharaoh
Song of Moses when Pharaoh and his army were overthrown
David's lament over Absalom
2 Samuel 18:19-33
Lights and shadows
Elijah's miraculous preservation
1 Kings 17:1-16
Elisha and the widow's oil
2 Kings 4:1-7
Naaman the leper
2 Kings 5:1-14
The brevity of life
God's challenge to Job
The beasts of the field
The righteous and the wicked in contrast
The triumphant king
Man in nature
Man in extremity
Confidence in God
The King of glory
The glory of God
God our refuge
The majesty of God
The joy of the righteous
The state of the Godly
The new song
The majesty and providence of God
The omnipresence of God
Christ's kingdom foreshadowed
The omnipotence and incomparableness of God
The wrath of God
The majesty of God
The prophetic blessing of Zacharias
Wise and foolish builders
The good Samaritan
The prodigal son
Peter at Pentecost
Paul and Silas in prison
Paul on Mars' hill
Paul before Felix
Paul before Agrippa
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
The new heaven and the new earth
The river of life
READJOURN', verb transitive [re and adjourn.]
1. To adjourn a second time.
2. To cite or summon again. [Not used.]
READJUST', verb transitive [re and adjust.] To settle again; to put in order again what had been discomposed.
READJUST'ED, participle passive Adjusted again; resettled.
READJUST'ING, participle present tense Adjusting again.
READJUST'MENT, noun A second adjustment.
READMIS'SION, noun [re and admission.] The act of admitting again what had been excluded; as the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.
READMIT', verb transitive [re and admit.] To admit again.
Whose ear is ever open and his eye gracious to readmit the suppliant.
READMIT'TANCE, noun A second admittance; allowance to enter again.
READOPT', verb transitive [re and adopt.] To adopt again.
READORN', verb transitive To adorn anew; to decorate a second time.
READVERT'ENCY, noun [re and advertency.] The act of reviewing.
READY, adjective red'y. [Eng. to rid; redo, ready; rida, to ride; bereda, to prepare. Gr. easy. The primary sense is to go, move, or advance forward, and it seems to be clear that ready ride, read, riddle, are all of one family, and probably from the root of Latin gradior. See Read and Red.]
1. Quick; prompt; not hesitating; as ready wit; a ready consent.
2. Quick to receive or comprehend; not slow or dull; as a ready apprehension.
3. Quick in action or execution; dextrous; as an artist ready in his business; a ready writer. Psalms 45:1.
4. Prompt; not delayed present in hand. He makes ready payment; he pays ready money for every thing he buys.
5. Prepared; fitted; furnished with what is necessary, or disposed in a manner suited to the purpose; as a ship ready for sea.
My oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready Matthew 22:4.
6. Willing; free; cheerful to do or suffer; not backward or reluctant; as a prince always ready to grant the reasonable requests of his subjects.
The spirit is ready but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:15.
I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 21:13.
7. Willing; disposed. Men are generally ready to impute blame to others. They are more ready to give than to take reproof.
8. Being at the point; near; not distant; about to do or suffer.
9. Being nearest or at hand.
A sapling pine he wrench'd from out the ground, the readiest weapon that his fury found.
10. Easy; facile; opportune; short; near, or most convenient; the Greek sense.
Sometimes the readiest way which a wise man has to conquer, is to flee.
Through the wild desert, not the readiest way.
The ready way to be thought mad, is to contend you are not so.
1. To make ready to prepare; to provide and put in order.
2. An elliptical phrase, for make things ready; to make preparations; to prepare.
READY, adverb red'y. In a state of preparation, so as to need no delay.
We ourselves will go ready armed before the house of Israel. Numbers 32:17.
READY, noun red'y. For ready money.
Lord Strut was not flush in ready either to go to law, or to clear old debts. [A low word.]
READY, verb transitive red'y. To dispose in order; to prepare. [Not in use.]