[ree-der] /ˈri dər/
a person who .
a schoolbook for instruction and practice in .
a second-grade reader.
a book of collected or assorted writings, especially when related in theme, authorship, or instructive purpose; anthology:
a Hemingway reader; a sci-fi reader.
a person employed to read and evaluate manuscripts offered for publication.
a person who reads or recites before an audience; elocutionist.
a person authorized to read the lessons, Bible, etc., in a church service.
a lecturer or instructor, especially in some British universities:
to be appointed reader in English history.
an assistant to a professor, who grades examinations, papers, etc.
Computers. a device that reads data, programs, or control information from an external storage medium for transmission to main storage.
a machine or device that projects or enlarges a microform image on a screen or other surface for reading.
a playing card marked on its back so that the suit or denomination of the card can be identified.
Library Science. the user of a library; library patron.
the process of interpreting data in printed, handwritten, bar-code, or other visual form by a device (optical scanner or reader) that scans and identifies the data.
a person who reads
a person who is fond of reading
a person who reads aloud in public
a person who reads and assesses the merit of manuscripts submitted to a publisher
a person employed to read proofs and indicate errors by comparison with the original copy; proofreader
short for lay reader
(Judaism, mainly Brit) another word for cantor (sense 1)
Old English rædere “person who reads aloud to others; lector; scholar; diviner, interpreter,” agent noun from rædan (see read (v.)). Cf. Dutch rader “adviser,” Old High German ratari “counselor.” Old English fem. form was rædistre.
Marked playing cards: The cards and dice were crooked, the cards being readers (1894+ Gambling)
[ree-der-ship] /ˈri dərˌʃɪp/ noun 1. the people who read or are thought to read a particular book, newspaper, magazine, etc.: The periodical has a dwindling readership. 2. the duty, status, or profession of a . 3. (especially in British universities) the position of instructor or lecturer. 4. the state or quality of being a reader: […]
- Read-eval-print loop
language, LISP, programming (REPL) A programming structure within LISP which repeatedly reads a form from the user, evaluates it, and displays the result. A read-eval-print loop forms the basis of the Top-Level shell that programmers of the LISP family of languages interact with. In many dialects of LISP a very simple REPL could be implemented […]
- Read from the same page
verb phrase To agree; see eye to eye: These guys, reading from the same page for the first time in years, signed the pact (1990s+)
[red-ee] /ˈrɛd i/ adjective, readier, readiest. 1. completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; Dinner is ready. 2. duly equipped, completed, adjusted, or arranged, as for an occasion or purpose: The mechanic called to say that the car is ready. 3. willing: ready to forgive. 4. prompt […]