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English noun: reader

1. reader (person) a person who enjoys reading

Broader (hypernym)bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

Narrower (hyponym)bookworm

2. reader (person) someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication


Broader (hypernym)client, customer

3. reader (person) a person who can read; a literate person

Broader (hypernym)literate, literate person

Narrower (hyponym)decipherer, map-reader, skimmer

4. reader (person) someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

Synonymsreferee, reviewer

Broader (hypernym)critic

Narrower (hyponym)scanner

5. reader (person) someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections


Broader (hypernym)pressman, printer

6. reader (person) someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church


Broader (hypernym)clergyman, Holy Order, man of the cloth, Order, reverend

7. reader (person) a public lecturer at certain universities

Synonymslector, lecturer

Broader (hypernym)educator, pedagog, pedagogue

8. reader (communication) one of a series of texts for students learning to read

Broader (hypernym)school text, schoolbook, text, text edition, textbook

Narrower (hyponym)McGuffey Eclectic Readers

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