reader - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reader”

See all translations

reader

noun [C] uk   /ˈriː.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

reader noun [C] (PERSON WHO READS)

B1 someone who reads for pleasure, especially a person who reads a lot: He's a great/voracious reader (= reads many books). She's an avid reader of historical novels.B1 someone who reads a particular newspaper or magazine: We asked our readers to write in and give us their views. She described him as a typical Guardian reader. specialized publishing a person whose job is to advise a publishing company if a particular book should be published
More examples

reader noun [C] (SIMPLE BOOK)

B1 a book containing a simple story that is designed for children who are learning to read or people who are learning a language: There are readers at five different levels, from beginner to upper intermediate.

reader noun [C] (TEACHER)

specialized education a teacher, at British universities, just under the rank of professor : Alan is a Reader in History at Dublin University.

reader noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that helps you to read very small writing, or a machine that can recognize printed material: a microfilm/microfiche reader an optical character reader
(Definition of reader from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reader?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reader” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

air force

the part of a country's military forces that uses aircraft and fights in the air

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More