reader

A person who reads, whether they love to read or simply are able to read, is a reader. If you're a fan of a particular author, you're also one of her readers.

If you write children's books, you need to keep your readers in mind as you tackle difficult topics or use complicated language. Your readers are all the kids who will be reading the words you write. Another type of reader checks manuscripts for typos, or decides if they're good enough to be published as a book or in a magazine. Students who are learning to read sometimes use a book called a reader for practicing reading skills.

Primary Meanings of reader

1.
n
a person who can read; a literate person
2.
n
someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
Full Definitions of reader
1

n a person who can read; a literate person

Types:
decipherer
a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text
map-reader
a person who can read maps
skimmer
a rapid superficial reader
Type of:
literate, literate person
a person who can read and write

n a person who enjoys reading

Types:
bookworm
someone who spends a great deal of time reading
Type of:
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

n someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication

Synonyms:
subscriber
Type of:
client, customer
someone who pays for goods or services

n someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

Synonyms:
referee, reviewer
Types:
scanner
someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
Type of:
critic
anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

n someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections

Synonyms:
proofreader
Type of:
pressman, printer
someone whose occupation is printing

n one of a series of texts for students learning to read

Types:
McGuffey Eclectic Readers
readers that combined lessons in reading with moralistic messages
Type of:
school text, schoolbook, text, text edition, textbook
a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
2

n someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church

Synonyms:
lector
Type of:
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Holy Order, Order
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

n a public lecturer at certain universities

Synonyms:
lector, lecturer
Type of:
educator, pedagog, pedagogue
someone who educates young people

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