read·er noun \ˈrē-dər\
: a person who reads a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
: a machine that is used for reading text or information that is stored on film, tape, etc.
: a book that is used to learn how to read or to practice reading in your own language or in a foreign language
a : one that reads
b : one appointed to read to others: as (1) : lector (2) : one chosen to read aloud selected material in a Christian Science church or society
c (1) : proofreader (2) : one who evaluates manuscripts (3) : one who reads periodical literature to discover items of special interest or value
d : an employee who reads and records the indications of meters
e : a teacher's assistant who reads and marks student papers
British : one who reads lectures or expounds subjects to students
a : a device for projecting a readable image of a transparency
b : a unit that scans material recorded (as on punch cards) for storage or computation
Examples of READER
- The book's ending leaves readers to draw their own conclusions.
- a magazine with three million readers
First Known Use of READER
before 12th century
Rhymes with READER
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