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Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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 -

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RE'ADABLE, adjective That may be read; fit to be read.

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READEP'TION, noun [from Latin re and adeptus, obtained.]

A regaining; recovery of something lost. [Not much used.]

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RE'ADER, noun

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.

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RE'ADERSHIP, noun [See Read.] the office of reading prayers in a church.

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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.

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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

Naves Topical Index

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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.

RE'ADING, noun

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.

Naves Topical Index
Readings, Select

Judah's defense
Genesis 44:18-34

Joseph revealing his identity
Genesis 45:1-15

The deliverance of the Israelites from Pharaoh
Exodus 14:5-30

Song of Moses when Pharaoh and his army were overthrown
Exodus 15:1-19

David's lament over Absalom
2 Samuel 18:19-33

Lights and shadows
Ruth 1:1-22

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

Esther's triumph
Esther 4:1-17; Esther 7:1-10

The brevity of life
Job 14:1-10

Nature's testimony
Job 28:1-28

God's challenge to Job
Job 18:38

The beasts of the field
Job 18:39

The righteous and the wicked in contrast
Psalms 1:1-6

The triumphant king
Psalms 2:1-12

Man in nature
Psalms 8:1-9

Man in extremity
Psalms 18:1-19

Confidence in God
Psalms 23:1-6

The King of glory
Psalms 24:1-10

The glory of God
Psalms 29:1-11

God our refuge
Psalms 46:1-11

The majesty of God
Psalms 77:13-20

The joy of the righteous
Psalms 84:1-12

The state of the Godly
Psalms 19:91

The new song
Psalms 98:1-9

The majesty and providence of God
Psalms 19:104

In captivity
Psalms 137:1-9

The omnipresence of God
Psalms 19:139

Old age
Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

Christ's kingdom foreshadowed
Isaiah 35:1-10

The omnipotence and incomparableness of God
Isaiah 40:1-31

The wrath of God
Amos 9:1-6

The majesty of God
Habakkuk 3:3-13

Mary's Magnificat
Luke 1:46-56

The prophetic blessing of Zacharias
Luke 1:67-80

The beatitudes
Matthew 5:1-16

God's providence
Matthew 6:26-34

Wise and foolish builders
Matthew 7:21-27

The good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37

The prodigal son
Luke 15:11-32

The raising of Lazarus
John 11:1-3; John 11:18-46

The betrayal
Luke 22:47-62

The resurrection
Luke 24:1-12

Peter at Pentecost
Acts 2:1-36

Stephen's defense
Acts 7:1-56

Paul and Silas in prison
Acts 16:16-40

Paul on Mars' hill
Acts 17:22-31

Paul before Felix
Acts 24:1-27

Paul before Agrippa
Acts 26:1-32

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The new heaven and the new earth
Revelation 21:1-27

The river of life
Revelation 22:1-21

For other selections
Elegy; Personification

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

READJOURN', verb transitive [re and adjourn.]

1. To adjourn a second time.

2. To cite or summon again. [Not used.]

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READJUST', verb transitive [re and adjust.] To settle again; to put in order again what had been discomposed.

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READJUST'ED, participle passive Adjusted again; resettled.

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READJUST'ING, participle present tense Adjusting again.

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READJUST'MENT, noun A second adjustment.

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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.

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READMIT', verb transitive [re and admit.] To admit again.

Whose ear is ever open and his eye gracious to readmit the suppliant.

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READMIT'TANCE, noun A second admittance; allowance to enter again.

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READOPT', verb transitive [re and adopt.] To adopt again.

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READORN', verb transitive To adorn anew; to decorate a second time.

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READVERT'ENCY, noun [re and advertency.] The act of reviewing.

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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.

A Syrian ready to perish was my father. Deuteronomy 26:5. Job 29:13. Psalms 88:15.

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.]