Ream

Definition of Ream

Pronunciation: rēmd
n.1.Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.
v. i.1.To cream; to mantle.
A huge pewter measuring pot which, in the language of the hostess, reamed with excellent claret.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. t.1.To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.
n.1.A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.
Printer's ream
twenty-one and a half quires. [Eng.] A common practice is now to count five hundred sheets to the ream.
- Knight.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Reamed (rēmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaming.]

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