Ream meaning

rēm
To ream is defined as to criticize a person in an angry way to ream out someone.

An example of to “ream out” is to tell someone he did a terrible job at work.

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The definition of a ream is an amount of paper.

An example of a ream is a package of paper that includes around 500 sheets, depending on the manufacturer.

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A very large amount.

Reams of work to do.

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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cream; mantle; foam; froth.
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(slang, vulgar) To sexually penetrate in a rough and painful way, by analogy with definition 1.
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To form, shape, taper, or enlarge (a hole or bore, for example) with a reamer or similar implement.
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To remove (material) by this process.
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To squeeze the juice out of (fruit) with a reamer.
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A unit of measure for a quantity of paper: the quantity varies from 480 sheets (20 quires) to 516 sheets, depending on the manufacturer.
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To countersink or taper (a hole)
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To remove (a defect) with a reamer.
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To extract the juice from (a lemon, orange, etc.)
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To use a reamer on (a pipe bowl)
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Cream; also, the creamlike froth on ale or other liquor; froth or foam in general.
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To enlarge a hole, especially using a reamer; to bore a hole wider.
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To shape or form, especially using a reamer.
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To remove (material) by reaming.
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To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.
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(slang) To yell at or berate.
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A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, nowadays usually containing 500 sheets.
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An abstract large amount of something.

I can't go - I still have reams of work left.

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To ream means to get the juice out of a citrus fruit.

An example of to ream is to juice a lemon.

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A quantity of paper, formerly 480 sheets, now 500 sheets or, in a printer's ream, 516 sheets.
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To penetrate sexually.
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A great amount.
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Origin of ream

  • Middle English reme from Old French reime from Old Spanish resma from Arabic rizma bundle from razama to bundle rzm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from Middle English remen to make room variant of rimen from Old English rȳman reuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English remen, rimen, rümen (“to open up"), from Old English rȳman (“to make roomy, extend, widen, spread, enlarge, amplify, prolong, clear, open up, make clear by removing obstructions, to clear a way"), from Proto-Germanic *rÅ«mijanÄ… (“to make roomy, give room, remove"), from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ- (“free space"). Cognate with Dutch ruimen (“to empty, evacuate"), German räumen (“to make room"), Icelandic rýma (“to make room, clear"). More at room.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English reme, rem, from Old English rÄ“am (“cream"), from Proto-Germanic *raumaz (“cream"), from Proto-Indo-European *rewǝgh- (“to sour [milk]"). Cognate with Dutch room (“cream, sour cream"), German Rahm (“cream"), Norwegian rømme (“sour cream"), Icelandic rjómi (“cream"). See also ramekin.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English reeme, from Old French raime, rayme (“ream") (French rame), from Arabic رزمة (rizma, “bundle").

    From Wiktionary