1. Look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.
2. Discover (information) by reading it in a written or printed source.
3. Understand or interpret the nature or significance of.
4. Inspect and record the figure indicated on (a measuring instrument).
5. A period or act of reading something.
Plural noun: Reads.
Verb forms: Read, Read, Read.
I am going to read a new book.