Read"er (?), n. [AS. r&aemac;dere.]


One who reads.

Specifically: (a)

One whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a church.

(b) University of Oxford, Eng.

One who reads lectures on scientific subjects.

Lyell. (c)

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.


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