HyperDic: ream

English > 5 senses of the word ream:
NOUNquantityreama large quantity of written matter
quantityreama quantity of paper
VERBcontactreamsqueeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer
changereamremove by making a hole or by boring
changereamenlarge with a reamer
ream > pronunciation
Soundsriy'm
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English > ream: 5 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA large quantity of written matter.
Example"he wrote reams and reams"
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishresma
English > ream: 5 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires.
PartsquireA quantity of paper
Broaderdefinite quantityA specific measure of amount
Spanishresma
English > ream: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningsqueeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ream oranges"
Broaderpress out, express, extractObtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
Nounsreamera squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
English > ream: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningRemove by making a hole or by boring.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar toreamenlarge with a reamer
English > ream: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningenlarge with a reamer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ream a hole"
Broaderenlargemake larger
Similar toreamRemove by making a hole or by boring
Spanishtaladrar
Nounsreamera drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes

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