read is part of the Basic English 850.
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read is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
read

PronunciationEdit

noun and present tense
past tense and past participle

HomophonesEdit

noun and present tense
past tense and past participle

VerbEdit

Plain form
read

Third person singular
reads

Simple past
read

Past participle
read

Present participle
reading

 
This man is reading a newspaper
  1. Someone is reading when they are looking at a book or other writing and understanding what it says.
    Have you read this book?

NounEdit

Singular
read

Plural
reads

  1. (countable) A read is something that you read.
    That last book was a great read.
  2. (countable) A read is an act of reading something.
    This is a great book. You should give it a read.