HyperDic: reef

English > 6 senses of the word reef / Reef:
NOUNobjectreefa submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
locationReef, Witwatersrand, Randa rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa
artifactreefone of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
VERBmotionreeflower and bring partially inboard
changereefroll ... / roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
changereefreduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
reef / Reef > pronunciation
Soundsriy'f
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > reef: 6 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water.
Narrowercoral reefA reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone
BroaderridgeA long narrow natural elevation or striation
Spanisharrecife, cabezo, escollo, rompiente
Catalanescull
Adjectivesreefyfull of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals
English > Reef: 6 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese.
SynonymsWitwatersrand, Rand
Instance ofregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Part ofTransvaalA province of northeastern South Africa originally / originally inhabited by Africans who spoke Bantu
English > reef: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningOne of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind.
Part ofsail, canvas, canvass, sheetA large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
English > reef: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaninglower and bring partially inboard.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"reef the sailboat's mast"
Broaderlower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
Spanisharrizar
English > reef: 6 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningroll ... / roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderroll up, furlform into a cylinder by rolling
English > reef: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningReduce (a sail) by taking in a reef.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadershrink, reduceReduce in size

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