Reel means to go around and around.(verb)
An example of to reel is turning the handle on fishing pole to bring the fishing line back.
To reel is defined as to fall backwards with a dizzy feeling.(verb)
An example of to reel is to respond to very upsetting news by stumbling in confusion.
The definition of a reel is a turning mechanism to wind something up.(noun)
An example of a reel is the winder for fishing line on a pole.
A reel is defined as a spool where things are wound.(noun)
An example of a reel is a metal holder on which a film is stored.
See reel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME relen < the n.: from the sensation of whirling
Origin: ME rele < OE hreol: see reel
Origin: prob. < reel, n.
Origin: ME < OE hreol < Gmc *hrehulaz < IE base *krek-, to strike, make a weaving motion > Gr krekein, to weave, Latvian krekls, shirt
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See reel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hrēol.
verb reeled, reel·ing, reels verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English relen, to whirl about
Origin: , probably from reel, spool; see reel1.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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