Part of speech: noun

One who reads.

Part of speech: noun

A text book for instruction in reading.

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Usage examples "reader":

  1. The reader will agree with me, that it was impossible for any one to have been lowered down in position more gently than I was in this instance. - "Valerie", Frederick Marryat.
  2. Their only child, a thoughtful boy, and a true reader, sought the company of the grave man with the sweet smile, going often to his house to ask him about this or that. - "Donal Grant", George MacDonald.
  3. Where the poem seems to a modern reader to fail in human interest, the interest which it had for the poet’ s countrymen is revived by dwelling in thought on this representative character. - "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.