1. 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. (d) One who reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit.
2. One who reads much; one who is studious.
3. A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a reading book.
n 1: a person who enjoys reading
2: someone who contracts to receive and pay for a certain
number of issues of a publication [syn: subscriber]
3: a person who can read; a literate person
4: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability
for publication [syn: reviewer, referee]
5: someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark
corrections [syn: proofreader]
6: someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone
ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
7: a public lecturer at certain universities [syn: lector, lecturer]
8: one of a series of texts for students learning to read