a book of collected or assorted writings, especially when related in theme, authorship, or instructive purpose; anthology: a Hemingway reader; a sci-fi reader.
a person employed to read and evaluate manuscripts offered for publication.
a person who reads or recites before an audience; elocutionist.
a person authorized to read the lessons, Bible, etc., in a church service.
a lecturer or instructor, especially in some British universities: to be appointed reader in English history.
an assistant to a professor, who grades examinations, papers, etc.
Computers. a device that reads data, programs, or control information from an external storage medium for transmission to main storage.: Compare optical character reader.
a machine or device that projects or enlarges a microform image on a screen or other surface for reading.
a playing card marked on its back so that the suit or denomination of the card can be identified.
Library Science. the user of a library; library patron.
- non·read·er, noun
- sub·read·er, noun
- un·der·read·er, noun
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How to use reader in a sentence
All we can ask of you, the readers, is that you not become accustomed to this grim routine.America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die? | by Stephen Engelberg | September 14, 2020 | ProPublica
The Atlantic also made it possible for readers to subscribe via Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP pages.‘We’ve really reset our floor’: How The Atlantic gained 300,000 new subscribers in the past 12 months | Max Willens | September 10, 2020 | Digiday
I should add that it appears to me unlikely that many readers of Gourmet wish to think hard about it.Instagram's Most Fascinating Subculture? Women Hunters. | Rachel Levin | September 8, 2020 | Outside Online
He either mistakenly or accidentally leaves the reader with the impression that these have been ruled out for good, which is most definitely not the case.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic | Sabine Hossenfelder | September 3, 2020 | Nautilus
Avid readers in particular have embraced the concept, sharing creative, beautiful digital bookshelves that illustrate their reading journey.Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet | Tanya Basu | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
You, dear reader and refusenik, will likely be called a cynic or a sad sack by friends.
The second pitfall is that Tendulkar has given the reader little of what should be a gripping, meaningful story of his life.
Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.
When he gets his hands on a Canon copier, the reader gets a glimpse into the unique fashion in which his mind works.
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The old earl's property, the source of his wealth, as from his title the reader will have shrewdly guessed, was in collieries.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The reader is referred to larger works upon urinalysis for details.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Are you quite sure you have never suffered from this rather common disorder, gentle reader, at least, if you be of the male sex?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
In case any reader should hastily exclaim, “What a ridiculous question; there can be only one southward!”The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for reader
a person who reads
a person who is fond of reading
mainly British at a university, a member of staff having a position between that of a senior lecturer and a professor
US a teaching assistant in a faculty who grades papers, examinations, etc, on behalf of a professor
a book that is part of a planned series for those learning to read
a standard textbook, esp for foreign-language learning
a person who reads aloud in public
a person who reads and assesses the merit of manuscripts submitted to a publisher
a person employed to read proofs and indicate errors by comparison with the original copy; proofreader
short for lay reader
Judaism, mainly British another word for cantor (def. 1)
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