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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

  6. Origin: [OE. reme, OF. rayme, F. rame (cf. Sp. resma), fr. Ar. rizma a bundle, especially of paper.]


  1. Ream

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ream

    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.]

  2. Ream

    rēm, v.i. (prov.) to cream: to froth.—n. Ream′iness.—adj. Ream′y.

  3. Ream

    rēm, v.t. to stretch: to enlarge by a rotatory cutter.—ns. Ream′er; Ream′ing-bit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of REAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of REAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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