Definition of reader
1a : one that readsb : one appointed to read to others: such as (1) : lector (2) : one chosen to read aloud selected material in a Christian Science church or societyc (1) : proofreader (2) : one who evaluates manuscripts (3) : one who reads periodical literature to discover items of special interest or valued : an employee who reads and records the indications of meterse : a teacher's assistant who reads and marks student papers
2 British : one who reads lectures or expounds subjects to students
3a : a device for projecting a readable image of a transparencyb : 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
Recent Examples of reader from the Web
And then there is the type wherein the writer seems to infuse living energy into words as the reader is spun, wrung, and hung out to dry.
Organizers hope the festival will foster a literary tradition in San Diego and give readers and authors an annual platform in which to come together.
Stephen’s comeback cleverly forces readers to question their complicity as sports fans.
But the ongoing narrative shouldn’t deter readers new to Brockmann.
The Seattle Times publishes reader rants and raves on a space-available basis.
In a video of Thursday's performance, Murray goes from literary reader to casual nightclub singer, all against the pleasing sounds of a piano and string instruments.
To all the readers confused by the headline, yes, DJ Khaled does release albums.
But seeking to exploit those assets while a journalist would betray readers' trust in a reporter's impartiality.
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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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