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REAM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ream mean? 

REAM (noun)
  The noun REAM has 2 senses:

1. a large quantity of written matter
2. a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

  Familiarity information: REAM used as a noun is rare.


REAM (verb)
  The verb REAM has 3 senses:

1. squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer
2. remove by making a hole or by boring
3. enlarge with a reamer

  Familiarity information: REAM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REAM (noun)


Sense 1ream [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large quantity of written matter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

he wrote reams and reams

Hypernyms ("ream" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)


Sense 2ream [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("ream" is a kind of...):

definite quantity (a specific measure of amount)

Meronyms (parts of "ream"):

quire (a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets)


REAM (verb)


Sense 1ream [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

ream oranges

Hypernyms (to "ream" is one way to...):

express; extract; press out (obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2ream [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove by making a hole or by boring

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment

Hypernyms (to "ream" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3ream [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enlarge with a reamer

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

ream a hole

Hypernyms (to "ream" is one way to...):

enlarge (make larger)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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