- a person who reads
- a person appointed or elected to read lessons, prayers, etc. aloud in church
- a person who reads and evaluates manuscripts for a publication
- a person who records the readings of meters, etc., as for a public utilities company
- a schoolbook containing stories, poems, etc. for use in teaching how to read
- an anthology or omnibus
- Brit. a university teacher ranking below a professor: approximately equivalent to an associate professor in the U.S.
- an assistant who reads and marks examinations, themes, etc. for a professor
- ☆ a magnifying device for viewing microfilm or microfiche
- one who reads, or interprets, lines in the palm of a hand, tea-leaf patterns, horoscopes, etc., as to predict the future
See reader in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- One that reads.
- One who publicly recites literary works.
a. A person employed by a publisher to read and evaluate manuscripts.
b. One who corrects printers' proofs; a proofreader.
- A teaching assistant who reads and grades examination papers.
- Chiefly British A university teacher, especially one ranking next below a professor.
a. A textbook of reading exercises.
b. An anthology, especially a literary anthology.
- A layperson or minor cleric who recites lessons or prayers in church services.
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