Definitions for: Reader


[n] one of a series of texts for students learning to read
[n] a public lecturer at certain universities
[n] a person who enjoys reading
[n] a person who can read; a literate person
[n] someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
[n] someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
[n] someone who contracts to receive and pay for a certain number of issues of a publication



Webster (1913) Definition: Read"er, n. [AS. r[=ae]dere.]
1. One who reads. Specifically:
(a) One whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a
church.
(b) (University of Oxford, Eng.) One who reads lectures on
scientific subjects. --Lyell.
(c) A proof reader.
(d) One who reads manuscripts offered for publication and
advises regarding their merit.

2. One who reads much; one who is studious.

3. A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in
reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a
reading book.

Synonyms: lector, lecturer, proofreader, referee, reviewer, subscriber

See Also: bookworm, client, critic, customer, decipherer, educator, literate, literate person, map-reader, McGuffey Eclectic Readers, pedagogue, pressman, printer, scanner, scholar, scholarly person, school text, schoolbook, skimmer, student, text, text edition, textbook

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