- a person who reads.
- a schoolbook for instruction and practice in reading. a second-grade reader.
- 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 proofreader.
- 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.
- the process of interpreting data in printed, handwritten, bar-code, or other visual form by a device (optical scanner or reader) that scans and identifies the data.
- a person who reads
- a person who is fond of reading
- mainly Britishat a university, a member of staff having a position between that of a senior lecturer and a professor
- USa 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)
Old English rædere “person who reads aloud to others; lector; scholar; diviner, interpreter,” agent noun from rædan (see read (v.)). Cf. Dutch rader “adviser,” Old High German ratari “counselor.” Old English fem. form was rædistre.