Aread

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aread To counsel, advise, warn, or direct. "But mark what I aread thee now. Avaunt!"
    • Aread To decree; to adjudge.
    • Aread To read.
    • Aread To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream. "Therefore more plain aread this doubtful case."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aread To declare; tell; interpret; explain.
    • aread To counsel; advise; direct; teach.
    • aread To guess; conjecture.
    • aread To read.
    • n aread Advice; discourse; narration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Aread a-rēd′ (obs.) to make known, utter: guess: interpret, explain: to counsel, advise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. areden, AS. ārǣdan, to interpret. See Read
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. arédan. See Read.

Usage

In literature:

Aread, viii, 31, 33; ix, 6, 23; x, 51, 64, tell, explain; xii, 28, advise; ared, x, 17; explained; areeds, Int.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
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In poetry:

Vouchsafe ye then, whom onely it concernes,
To me those secret causes to display;
For none but you, or who of you it learnes
Can rightfully aread so dolefull lay.
Begin thou eldest Sister of the crew,
And let the rest in order thee ensew.
"The Teares of the Muses" by Edmund Spenser