aread

transitive verb \əˈrēd\
variants: or

areed

\əˈrēd\

Definition of aread

ared

\əˈred\ ;

ared

;

areading

or

areeding

;

areads

or

areeds

  1. 1 obsolete :  to make known :  declare, tell

  2. 2 archaic :  to explain the meaning of :  interpret rightly he ared the maid's intent — Robert Southey

  3. 3 obsolete :  to give counsel to :  advise

  4. 4 archaic :  adjudge, decree did plain areed that unto him the horse belonged — Edmund Spenser

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Origin and Etymology of aread

Middle English areden, from Old English ārǣdan, from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣdan to advise, explain, read — more at abear, read


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