n.1 a person who reads or is reading.
2 a book of extracts for learning, esp. a language.
3 a device for producing an image that can be read from microfilm etc.
4 Brit. a university lecturer of the highest grade below professor.
5 a publisher's employee who reports on submitted manuscripts.
6 a printer's proof-corrector.
7 a person appointed to read aloud, esp. parts of a service in a church.
8 a person entitled to use a particular library.
Etymology: OE (as READ)