misread

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb, not past tense or past participle): IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɹid/, /mɪsˈɹid/
  • (past tense and past participle): IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɹɛd/, /mɪsˈɹɛd/
  • Rhymes: -iːd

Verb[edit]

misread ‎(third-person singular simple present misreads, present participle misreading, simple past and past participle misread)

  1. To read wrongly, normally by accident; misconstrue; misinterpret; mistake the sense or significance of.

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Noun[edit]

misread ‎(plural misreads)

  1. An instance of reading wrongly.
    • 1983, Lawrence Calmus, The business guide to small computers (page 143)
      Line fluctuations can cause misreads and miswrites.

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