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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheets.

    Category: Printing

  2. Usu., reams. a large quantity, as of writing.

Origin of ream:

1350–1400; ME rem(e) < MF reime, rame < Sp rezma < Ar rizmah bale


  1. to enlarge to desired size (a previously bored hole) by means of a reamer.

  2. to remove or press out with a reamer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. to extract the juice from:

    to ream an orange.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. Slang. to cheat; defraud.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of ream:

1805–15; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ream(noun)

    a large quantity of written matter

    "he wrote reams and reams"

  2. ream(verb)

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

  3. ream(verb)

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

    "ream oranges"

  4. ream(verb)

    remove by making a hole or by boring

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

  5. ream(verb)

    enlarge with a reamer

    "ream a hole"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ream(noun)

    cream; also, the cream or froth on ale

  2. Ream(verb)

    to cream; to mantle

  3. Ream(verb)

    to stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments

  4. Ream(noun)

    a bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets

  5. Ream(verb)

    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


  1. Ream

    Ream was an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia.

Anagrams of REAM

  1. Amer.

Translations for REAM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a measure for paper, equal to 480 sheets.

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