Meaning of READER in English

read ‧ er S3 W2 /ˈriːdə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ read , ↑ reader , ↑ readership , ↑ reading , ↑ readability ; verb : ↑ read ; adjective : ↑ readable ≠ ↑ unreadable ]

1 . SOMEBODY WHO READS someone who reads books, or who reads in a particular way:

The book will appeal to young readers.

I’ve always been an avid reader (=someone who reads a lot) .

reader of

He’s a great reader of crime fiction.

a fast/slow reader

2 . OF A NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE someone who reads a particular newspaper or magazine regularly:

The newspaper gradually lost readers during the 1980s.

3 . BOOK an easy book for children who are learning to read or for people who are learning a foreign language

4 . TEACHER Reader an important teacher in a British university

Reader in

a Reader in Sociology at Bristol University

5 . EQUIPMENT technical a piece of electronic equipment that can read information that is stored or recorded somewhere, for example on a card

⇨ ↑ mind reader , ↑ newsreader

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■ adjectives

▪ a slow/fast reader

Her son was quite a slow reader.

▪ a good reader

He's not a good reader but he wants to try a new story.

▪ a poor reader (=someone who is not good at reading)

All these students had been judged to be poor readers.

▪ a great reader (=someone who reads a lot of books)

My father was a great reader.

▪ an avid/voracious reader (=someone who eagerly reads a lot of books)

She was an avid reader of historical novels.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.