The definition of a ream is an amount of paper.(noun)
An example of a ream is a package of paper that includes around 500 sheets, depending on the manufacturer.
To ream is defined as to criticize a person in an angry way to ream out someone.(verb)
An example of to “ream out” is to tell someone he did a terrible job at work.
To ream means to get the juice out of a citrus fruit.(verb)
An example of to ream is to juice a lemon.
See ream in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME rem < MFr raime < It risma < Ar rizma, bale, packet < razama, to pack together
Origin: ME dial. remen < OE reman, akin to ryman, lit., to make roomy < base of rum: see room
See ream in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English reme
Origin: , from Old French reime
Origin: , from Old Spanish resma
Origin: , from Arabic rizma, bundle
Origin: , from razama, to bundle; see rzm in Semitic roots.
transitive verb reamed, ream·ing, reams
Origin: Possibly from Middle English remen, to make room
Origin: , variant of rimen
Origin: , from Old English rȳman; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.
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