Definition of reader
1 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
2 British : one who reads lectures or expounds subjects to students
3 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 in a sentence
The book's ending leaves readers to draw their own conclusions.
a magazine with three million readers
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of reader
before 12th century
READER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reader for English Language Learners
: 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
READER Defined for Kids
Definition of reader for Students
1 : a person who reads or has the ability to read
2 : a book for learning or practicing reading
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