From Middle English misreden, from Old English misrǣdan (“to advise wrongly; read wrongly”), equivalent to mis- + read. Cognate with German missraten (“to fail, go wrong, become wayward”). For the noun, compare Old English misrǣd (“misguidance; misconduct”).
- (verb, not past tense or past participle): IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɹid/, /mɪsˈɹid/
- (past tense and past participle): IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɹɛd/, /mɪsˈɹɛd/
- Rhymes: -iːd
- To read wrongly, normally by accident; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.
misread (plural misreads)
- misread in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- misread in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913