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Meaning of REAM

Pronunciation:  reem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
  2. [n]  a large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"
  3. [v]  enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"
  4. [v]  remove by making a hole with a reamer; "ream paper"
  5. [v]  squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"

REAM is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: definite quantity, enlarge, express, extract, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, press out, quire, remove, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ream\, n. [AS. re['a]m, akin to G. rahm.]
    Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale. [Scot.]
  2. \Ream\, v. i.
    To cream; to mantle. [Scot.]
          A huge pewter measuring pot which, in the language of
          the hostess, reamed with excellent claret. --Sir W.
  3. \Ream\, v. t. [Cf. {Reim}.]
    To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or
  4. \Ream\, n. [OE. reme, OF. rayme, F. rame (cf. Sp. resma),
    fr. Ar. rizma a bundle, especially of paper.]
    A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting
    of twenty quires or 480 sheets.
    {Printer's ream}, twenty-one and a half quires. [Eng.] A
       common practice is now to count five hundred sheets to the
       ream. --Knight.
  5. \Ream\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Reaming}.] [Cf. G. r["a]umen to remove, to clear away, fr.
    raum room. See {Room}.]
    To bevel out, as the mouth of a hole in wood or metal; in
    modern usage, to enlarge or dress out, as a hole, with a