Reed meaning

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A narrow movable frame fitted with reed or metal strips that separate the warp threads in weaving.
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The definition of a reed is a tall, slender plant, a person who is tall and slender, or is a musical instrument made from such a plant.

A tall, thin plant like a blade of grass is an example of a reed.

A tall, thin person is an example of a reed.

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A primitive wind instrument made of a hollow reed stalk.
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A reeding.
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A rustic musical instrument made from a hollow stem or stalk and played by blowing through it.
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An ancient Hebrew unit of linear measure equal to 6 cubits: Ezek. 40:3
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A device on a loom, by means of which threads are drawn between the separated threads of the warp.
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An arrow.
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A small, rounded molding; reeding.
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Designating an instrument whose sound is produced by a vibrating reed or reeds, specif., the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, English horn, or bassoon.
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Of or for such an instrument or instruments.

A reed section.

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To thatch or decorate with reeds.
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1887-1920; U.S. journalist & radical.
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1851-1902; U.S. army surgeon & bacteriologist.
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(botany, countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
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(countable, botany) The hollow stem of these plants.
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(countable, music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
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(countable, music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
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(countable, weaving), a comb like tool for beating the weft when weaving.
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(uncountable) Reeding.
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To mill or mint with reeding.
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Simple past tense and past participle of ree.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
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A surname, a spelling variant of Reid.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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Origin of reed

  • Middle English rede from Old English hrēod

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

  • Middle English rede, Old English hrÄ“od. Akin to German Ried. No cognates in North Germanic languages, but a Gothic [script?] (hriud) was derived. It is theorised that the word may have a relation to ritae in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).

    From Wiktionary

  • See ree

    From Wiktionary