reader: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rē'dur), [key]
- a person who reads.
- a schoolbook for instruction and practice in reading: a second-grade reader.
- a book of collected or assorted writings, esp. 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 proofreader.
- 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, esp. in some British universities: to be appointed reader in English history.
- an assistant to a professor, who grades examinations, papers, etc.
- a device that reads data, programs, or control information from an external storage medium for transmission to main storage. Cf.
- 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.
- the user of a library; library patron.
- reader (Thesaurus)