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Reader appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Fabled reader with jaded, roving eye seized by quickened impulse to expand budget. (68 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun reader:


Reader is sometimes a misspelling of ready.

The word reader is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun reader

What does reader mean as a name of something?

Reader is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: readers

  1. a person who enjoys reading
  2. someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of reader: subscriber
    • more generic words: client / customer = someone who pays for goods or services
  3. a person who can read; a literate person
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: literate / literate person = a person who can read and write
    • more specific words:
      • decipherer = a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text
      • map-reader = a person who can read maps
      • skimmer = a rapid superficial reader
  4. someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of reader: referee / reviewer
    • more generic word: critic = anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
    • more specific word: scanner = someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
  5. someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
  6. someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of reader: lector
    • more generic terms: clergyman / man of the cloth / reverend = a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church; Holy Order / Order = the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
  7. a public lecturer at certain universities
  8. one of a series of texts for students learning to read

Alternative definition of the noun reader


  1. [religion] A person who is not ordained but is appointed to lead most services in the Anglican Church.


"Reader" a.k.a. "The Reader" is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The film was written by David Hare and directed by Stephen Daldry. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom had died before it was released. Production began in Germany in September 2007, and the film opened in limited release on December 10, 2008.


  1. "Reader" is a book written by Robert Gluck.
    • genre: Poetry
    • released in (27 years ago)
    • award: - Lambda Literary Award for Poetry nomination for Robert Gluck
  2. "Reader" is a book by Peter Riley.


  1. Reader is a fictional character from the 2010 film One Hundred Years Of Evil.
  2. Reader a.k.a. You is a fictional character from the book If on a winter's night a traveler.
    • read more about You
  3. Reader is a fictional character from the 2013 film Lasting.
  4. Reader is a fictional character from the 2004 film Days Like These.
  5. Reader is a fictional character from the 2012 film Flight.
  6. Reader is a fictional character from the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  7. Reader is a fictional film character.
  8. Reader is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lip Reader, News reader, Palm Reader, Meter-Reader, The Face Reader.


Who is Reader?

Reader a.k.a. Christopher Orr is an American actor.


  1. Reader is an unincorporated census-designated place in Nevada and Ouachita counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, its population is 66. The population was 82 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. The town disincorporated in 2002.
  2. Reader is a census-designated place in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 397. It was named either for Benjamin Reader who "traded a bay mare and a ten gallon copper kettle for the land", or for Jacob Reader.
  3. Reader a.k.a. Reader, Illinois: Reader is an unincorporated community in Western Mound Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. Its altitude is 581 feet, and it is located at 39°18′20″N 90°2′27″W / 39.30556°N 90.04083°W.


  1. Reader: The title of reader in the United Kingdom and some universities in the Commonwealth of Nations, for example 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/associate professor, recognising a distinguished record of original research. In the British ranking, 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 full professors in the US. At some universities in Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia, the title Associate Professor is used in place of Reader, ranking above Senior Lecturer.
  2. Reader: A Reader in a Christian Science church is a member of the congregation who has been elected to serve in one of two positions responsible for church services. Each week's sermon in Christian Science churches is outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, prepared months in advance, and is the same in all Christian Science churches, worldwide. A lay church, it has no clergy; rather, the sermons consist of passages from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, are studied as lessons during the week and are read aloud to the congregation on the Sunday following.
  3. Reader: A Reader in one of the Inns of Court in London was originally a senior barrister of the Inn who was elected to deliver a lecture or series of lectures on a particular legal topic. Two Readers would be elected annually to serve a one-year term.
  4. Reader: The person reading this short story.
  5. The reader or narrator of short story.
  6. Reader: The specific medical individual, usually a radiologist, who looks at and interprets a medical image.

Phrases with Reader

Phrases starting with the word Reader:

  1. Reader's Digest Version
  2. Reader's Physcomitrella Moss

Phrases ending with the word Reader:

  1. E-reader
  2. lay reader
  3. lip reader
  4. map-reader
  5. Beta reader
  6. mind reader
  7. Mind-Reader
  8. news reader
  9. Email Reader
  10. Plate reader
  11. sight-reader
  12. E-Book Reader
  13. Screen reader
  14. thought-reader
  15. Microplate Reader

Printed books with definitions for Reader

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Google previewThe Publishers' Trade List Annual (1905)

ORCUTT, Principal Central Oregon State Normal School: “The First Reader is a natural method for teaching or learning to read. This is the...

Google previewReading the Synoptic Gospels (Revised and Expanded) (2013)

Basic Methods for Interpreting Matthew, Mark, and Luke by O. Wesley Allen

The real reader is the actual individual standing before the text. In the case of Luke,

Google previewThe Palestinian Novel (2013)

A Communication Study by Ibrahim Taha

The reader is the element which is able to do this, and any interaction between the text and its reader means that the latter...


An Anthology Of The Christian Bible by Dr. Carl L. Sweat, Jr.

MM the Aumor Often when the terms modern, progressive, and revolutionary are used to identify a Christian writer or Religious thinker the initial thought of the reader is the person has broken away or severed himself from traditional biblical ...

Google previewProximity Levinas, Blanchot, Bataille and Communication (2012)

by Joseph Libertson

The reader is an instance within impersonality (“la lecture”: “reading”) whose predicates will condition the secondary...

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Quotes about Reader

My poem
My reader first
My world first.

My poem
My reader
My world.

You are all my world
You are all my reader
You are all my poem. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of R1E1A1D2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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