- 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 companyin full meter reader
- 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 a microfiche
- one who reads, or interprets, lines in the palm of a hand, tea-leaf patterns, horoscopes, etc., as to predict the future
- A person who reads, especially:a. A person who regularly reads certain material: a reader of crime novels.b. See lay reader.c. A person employed by a publisher to read and evaluate manuscripts.d. One who corrects printers' proofs; a proofreader.e. 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.
- Any of various devices that read or retrieve data from a storage device or credit card.
- See e-reader.
- readers Glasses that are used primarily for reading.
- (religion) A person who is not ordained but is appointed to lead most services in the Anglican Church.
See reader (7) for usage in other denominations. The Anglican usage is the equivalent of lay reader, lay speaker, lay preacher and local preacher in other denominations.
reader - Computer Definition
A machine that captures data for the computer, such as an optical character reader, magnetic card reader and punch card reader. A microfiche or microfilm reader is a self-contained machine that reads film and displays its contents.
- Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer?
- Ford owes his position among English dramatists to the intensity of his passion, in particular scenes and passages where the character, the author and the reader are alike lost in the situation and in the sentiment evoked by it; and this gift is a supreme dramatic gift.
- The literature on ants is so vast that it is only possible to refer the reader to a few of the most important works on the family.
- To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.
- Our task is simply to furnish the general reader with an account of the types of instrumentation prevalent at various musical periods, and their relation to other branches of the art.