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
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner! | Olivia Nuzzi | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.
Many readers will no doubt be surprised just how friendly Mailer was, how helpful he was to friends and strangers alike.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness | Ronald K. Fried | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One could argue that this was never exactly hidden from her readers.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling | Lucy Scholes | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also there is a description of Bampton, which once thrilled the readers of the Tiverton Gazette.
This little book contains many of the legal principles that are in most frequent use, as readers will learn who carefully read it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
It is of the large pattern, and possesses a magnificent tone, as many of our readers have no doubt heard.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
I don't know if any of your readers have made the same discovery: if so, can they explain the cause?
Readers will doubtless be familiar with the well-known experiment illustrating this point.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
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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