Definitions for reader
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word reader.
a person who enjoys reading
someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
a person who can read; a literate person
reviewer, referee, readernoun
someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
lector, lecturer, readernoun
a public lecturer at certain universities
one of a series of texts for students learning to read
A person who reads a publication.
A person who recites literary works, usually to an audience.
A university lecturer below a professor.
Any device that reads something.
a card reader, a microfilm reader
A book of exercises to accompany a textbook.
A literary anthology.
A lay or minor cleric who reads lessons in a church service.
A newspaper advertisement designed to look like an news article rather than a commercial solicitation.
A person who is not ordained but is appointed to lead most services in the Anglican Church.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from read.
As we must take the care that our words and sense be clear, so if the obscurity happen through the hearers or readers want of understanding, I am not to answer for them. Ben Jonson.
Basiris’ altars and the dire decrees
Of hard Eurestheus, ev’ry reader sees. Dryden.
He got into orders, and became a reader in a parish church at twenty pounds a year. Jonathan Swift.
A reader is a person who reads, comprehends, and interprets written or printed materials such as books, articles, newspapers, or digital content. It can also refer to a device or software used to decode or interpret specific symbols, information, or code from a particular medium.
one who reads
one whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a church
one who reads lectures on scientific subjects
a proof reader
one who reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit
one who reads much; one who is studious
a book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a reading book
Etymology: [AS. rdere.]
The title of reader in the United Kingdom and some universities in the Commonwealth nations like Australia and New Zealand denotes an appointment for a senior academic with a distinguished international reputation in research or scholarship. It is an academic rank above senior lecturer, recognising a distinguished record of original research at professorial level. In the British ranking, for some universities a reader could be seen as a professor without a chair, similar to the distinction between professor extraordinarius and professor ordinarius at some European universities, professor and chaired professor in Hong Kong and professor B and chaired professor in Ireland. Both readers and professors in the UK would correspond to professors in the US. The promotion criteria applied to a readership in the United Kingdom are similar to those applied to a professorship: advancing from senior lecturer to reader requires evidence of a distinguished record of original research as well as a significant record of teaching excellence and service to the university. An incompatibility of ranking systems between different countries makes the position of reader difficult to place outside the context of the United Kingdom. A similar title used in some countries, for instance in Sweden, is docent, which is officially translated in English as reader.
A type of machine, equipment or device that can read data and other information and function accurately to the design and purpose.
Travel card systems have travel card readers within the system.
Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Reader is ranked #9780 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Reader surname appeared 3,313 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Reader.
87.9% or 2,913 total occurrences were White.
7.1% or 237 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 64 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.6% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.7% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reader' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2437
Rank popularity for the word 'reader' in Nouns Frequency: #540
The numerical value of reader in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of reader in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
That makes the book about the reader and puts the reader in the position of the character, it's a motivator. See yourself as the character; take action.
I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment-- but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880)
Every issue has a lead story, we take one subject and fully explore it, and it’s always pitched to the home reader all over the U.S..
I buy one or two Apple products every time they release something new, i like to run, so the heart rate reader is progress.
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Translations for reader
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- قارئ, قارئةArabic
- чыта́ч, чыта́чкаBelarusian
- lectorCatalan, Valencian
- Leser, LeserinGerman
- lectora, lectorSpanish
- lectrice, lecteurFrench
- leughadairScottish Gaelic
- lettrice, lettoreItalian
- 読者, リーダーJapanese
- czytelniczka, czytelnikPolish
- читательница, читательRussian
- čìtalac, čitatèljica, čìtatelj, чѝтатељ, читатѐљица, чѝталацSerbo-Croatian
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