• The Baron's Assistant Reader
    The Baron's Assistant Reader
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reader one of a series of texts for students learning to read
    • n reader a public lecturer at certain universities
    • n reader someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
    • n reader someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
    • n reader a person who enjoys reading
    • n reader a person who can read; a literate person
    • n reader someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    • n reader someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
    • Reader A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a reading book.
    • Reader A proof reader.
    • Reader One who reads lectures on scientific subjects.
    • Reader One who reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit.
    • Reader One who reads much; one who is studious.
    • Reader One who reads.
    • Reader One whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a church.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: For the 66% of American's who admit to reading in the bathroom, the preferred reading material is "Reader's Digest."
    • n reader One who counsels; a counselor; an adviser.
    • n reader One who interprets; one who acquires knowledge from observation or impression; an interpreter: as, a reader of weather-signs or of probabilities. See mind-reader.
    • n reader One who reads; a person who peruses, studies, or utters aloud that which is written or printed.
    • n reader Specifically— One who reads for examination or criticism; an examiner of that which is offered or proposed for publication: as, an editorial or a publisher's reader.
    • n reader One who is employed to read for correction for the press; a proof-reader.
    • n reader One who recites before an audience anything written: as, an elocutionary reader. Particularly
    • n reader One whose office it is to read before an audience; an officer appointed to read for a particular purpose; a lector; a lecturer.
    • n reader In the early church, the Greek Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and some other churches, a member of one of the minor clerical orders, appointed to read Scripture lections in the church. The order of reader existed as early as the second century. At an early date it was not unusual to admit young boys, even of five or six, to the office of reader, but by the sixth century the age of eighteen was required by law. In the Roman Catholic Church this order is little more than one of the steps to the priesthood. The reader (lector) ranks above a doorkeeper and below an exorcist, and the form of ordination is the delivery to him of the book from which he is to read. In the Greek church the reader (anagnost) ranks below a subdeacon, and it is his office, as it was in the early church, to read the Epistle, the deacon reading the Gospel. In the Church of England the order fell into abeyance after the Reformation, but lay readers were frequently licensed, especially in churches or chapels without a clergyman. They could not minister the sacraments and other rites of the church, except the burial of the dead and the churching of women, nor pronounce the absolution and benediction. Of late years, however, bishops have regularly admitted candidates to the office of reader by delivery of a copy of the New Testament. In the American Episcopal Church lay readers conduct services in vaeant churches or under a rector by his request with license from the bishop for a definite period (a year or less). They cannot give absolution or benediction, administer sacraments, nor use the occasional offices of the church except those for the burial of the dead and visitation of the sick and prisoners, nor deliver sermons of their own composition.
    • n reader One who reads the law in a Jewish synagogue.
    • n reader In the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the English Inns of Court, etc., a lecturer, or, where there are two grades of lecturers, a lecturer of the higher grade, the others being called sublectors or lecturers.
    • n reader A reading-book for schools; a book containing exercises in reading.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: PcGamer readers are all mighty and should be obeyed explicitly, lest they release the wrath of the Coconut Monkey upon the wrong doers.
    • ns Reader one who reads: one whose office it is to read prayers in a church, or lectures in a university, &c.: one who reads or corrects proofs: one who reads much: a reading-book
    • ***


  • Isaac Asimov
    “I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”
  • Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”
  • W. Fusselman
    W. Fusselman
    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
  • Thomas Wolfe
    “The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.”
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    “A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.”
  • Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    “Leaders are readers.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rǣdere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽdan, to discern, read—rǽd, counsel; Ger. rathen, to advise.


In literature:

It is good to be mamma's darling; but not, reader, if you are to leave mamma's arms for a vast public school in childhood.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
He must weigh every event for its interest to readers a hundred or a thousand miles away.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
Let the reader notice the clear teaching: the punishment of sin will be graded, first, according to light and opportunity.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
In these poems no medium is any longer required between his soul and that of the reader.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
But, nevertheless, in passing by this way, should you, O reader!
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The reader has now a repertoire of poisonous and harmless preparations from which he may choose.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Reader, even Christian Reader as thy title goes, hast thou any notion of Heaven and Hell?
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Did my readers ever hear of the National Transit Company?
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Desk and reader on the south side of the Library at Zutphen.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
We give it in brief as an exercise for our juvenile readers to fill up.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan

In poetry:

Indeed, I'm forced to say aside,
To you, O reader, solely,
He only wants the horns and hide
To be a bullock wholly.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
READER--gentle--if so be
Such still live, and live for me,
Will it please you to be told
What my tenscore pages hold?
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
For you and me to heart to take
(O dear beloved brother readers)
To-day as when the good King spake
Beneath the solemn Syrian cedars.
"Vanitas Vanitatum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"Glad prophecy! to this at last,"
The Reader said, "shall all things come.
Forgotten be the bugle's blast,
And battle-music of the drum.
"The Cable Hymn" by John Greenleaf Whittier
One day so very long ago
They cleaned the Temple there and, lo,
They found a book, God's holy Word,
Of which so few had ever heard.
All gathered round to hear it read.
"Obey its truths," the reader said.
"We Read God's Word" by Doris Clore Demaree
HOW dare you sing such cheerful notes?
You show a woful lack of taste;
How dare you pour from happy throats
Such merry songs with raptured haste,
While all our poets wail and weep,
And readers sob themselves to sleep?
"To The Birds" by Peter McArthur

In news:

Polly has been a Yankee editor and a favorite of readers for more than 20 years.
Ken Starr, Barack Obama and Rick Perry all get barbecued by our readers.
What's in the December 1st, 2011 issue of the Reader.
A reader blog about horses with Lynda Polk and Kerry Kelly.
A reader once asked me if I were to bring a spry, 73-year-old grandmother to Europe, where would I go.
Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite album of the Eighties – and we compiled the votes into an official top 10 list.
The following books may seem harmless to most readers, but they all made it onto banned books lists at one time or another.
52 am Mobile Reader Print.
Barbarella Fokos, author of Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader, and correspondent for NBC.
Mr Morris, will you give our readers some idea of your career.
Atwood's musings beckon readers into her eclectic work.
Owners Mark and Gayle Hamlin know why our readers chose their gorgeous Eden Vale Inn as the best bed and breakfast around.
Our staff and readers came up with some of the headlines and stories you very well may be reading about come 2033.
Welcome to By Request, the Journal Sentinel's reader recipe swap.
I received the e-mail from Oliver Berliner , grandson of audio innovator Emile Berliner , and a regular reader of Radio World.

In science:

For the exact formulas for the kernels Kij (x, y ) we refer the reader to [EM] (see also [AM]).
Determinantal random point fields
For the hierarchy of the degenerations of the hypergeometric kernel we refer the reader to [BO2] §9.
Determinantal random point fields
We assume the basic definitions of universal algebra, such as can be found in , are known to the reader.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The reader can easily supply a list of identities defining the variety of left R-modules.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
We refer the reader to [Fa] for a survey of this work.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups