a large quantity of written matter
"he wrote reams and reams"
a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer
remove by making a hole or by boring
"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"
enlarge with a reamer
"ream a hole"
cream; also, the cream or froth on ale
to cream; to mantle
to stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments
a bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets
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 reamer
Origin: [OE. reme, OF. rayme, F. rame (cf. Sp. resma), fr. Ar. rizma a bundle, especially of paper.]
Ream was an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rēm, n. a quantity of paper consisting of 20 quires of 24 sheets. [O. Fr. raime (Fr. rame)—Sp. resma—Ar. rizma (pl. rizam), a bundle.]
rēm, v.i. (prov.) to cream: to froth.—n. Ream′iness.—adj. Ream′y.
rēm, v.t. to stretch: to enlarge by a rotatory cutter.—ns. Ream′er; Ream′ing-bit.
The numerical value of REAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of REAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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