What does the word reader mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by W. Y. Sellar