A*read", A*reed" (#), v. t. [OE. areden, AS. ardan to interpret. See Read.]

1.

To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream.

[Obs.]
Therefore more plain aread this doubtful case. Spenser.

2.

To read.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

3.

To counsel, advise, warn, or direct.

But mark what I aread thee now. Avaunt! Milton.

4.

To decree; to adjudge.

[Archaic]

Ld. Lytton.

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