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 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.
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.
13. Library Science.
the user of a library; library patron
Origin: before 1000; Middle English reder Related forms
), Old English rǣdere.