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ream 1

 (rēm)
n.
1. A quantity of paper, formerly 480 sheets, now 500 sheets or, in a printer's ream, 516 sheets.
2. often reams A very large amount: reams of work to do.

[Middle English rem, from Old French rayme, reme, ultimately (perhaps via Old Catalan raima, from Andalusian colloquial Arabic *razma) from Arabic rizma, bundle, from razama, to bundle; see rzm in Semitic roots.]

ream 2

 (rēm)
tr.v. reamed, ream·ing, reams
1. To form, shape, taper, or enlarge (a hole or bore, for example) with a reamer or similar implement.
2. To remove (material) by this process.
3. To squeeze the juice out of (fruit) with a reamer.
4. Vulgar Slang To penetrate sexually.
Phrasal Verb:
ream out
To criticize or reprimand severely: reamed me out for being late.

[Possibly from Middle English remen, to make room, variant of rimen, from Old English rȳman; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ream

(riːm)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a number of sheets of paper, formerly 480 sheets (short ream), now 500 sheets (long ream) or 516 sheets (printer's ream or perfect ream). One ream is equal to 20 quires
2. (often plural) informal a large quantity, esp of written matter: he wrote reams.
[C14: from Old French raime, from Spanish rezma, from Arabic rizmah bale]

ream

(riːm)
vb (tr)
1. to enlarge (a hole) by use of a reamer
2. US to extract (juice) from (a citrus fruit) using a reamer
[C19: perhaps from C14 remen to open up, from Old English rӯman to widen]

ream1

(rim)

n.
1. a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheets.
2. Usu., reams. a large quantity, as of writing.
[1350–1400; Middle English rem(e) < Middle French reime, rame < Sp rezma < Arabic rizmah bale]

ream2

(rim)

v.t.
1. to enlarge to desired size (a previously bored hole) by means of a reamer.
2. to remove or press out with a reamer.
3. to extract the juice from: to ream an orange.
4. Slang. to cheat; defraud.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]

ream

- Used to be 480 sheets of paper and is now 500.
See also related terms for sheet.

Ream

 a bale or bundle of clothes or paper; specifically, today, 500 sheets; a large amount of paper, 1392.
Examples: ream of ballads, 1630; of bloom, 1699; of modern plays, 1814; of nonsense; of rhyme, 1839; of writing paper, 1689.

ream


Past participle: reamed
Gerund: reaming

Imperative
ream
ream
Present
I ream
you ream
he/she/it reams
we ream
you ream
they ream
Preterite
I reamed
you reamed
he/she/it reamed
we reamed
you reamed
they reamed
Present Continuous
I am reaming
you are reaming
he/she/it is reaming
we are reaming
you are reaming
they are reaming
Present Perfect
I have reamed
you have reamed
he/she/it has reamed
we have reamed
you have reamed
they have reamed
Past Continuous
I was reaming
you were reaming
he/she/it was reaming
we were reaming
you were reaming
they were reaming
Past Perfect
I had reamed
you had reamed
he/she/it had reamed
we had reamed
you had reamed
they had reamed
Future
I will ream
you will ream
he/she/it will ream
we will ream
you will ream
they will ream
Future Perfect
I will have reamed
you will have reamed
he/she/it will have reamed
we will have reamed
you will have reamed
they will have reamed
Future Continuous
I will be reaming
you will be reaming
he/she/it will be reaming
we will be reaming
you will be reaming
they will be reaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reaming
you have been reaming
he/she/it has been reaming
we have been reaming
you have been reaming
they have been reaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reaming
you will have been reaming
he/she/it will have been reaming
we will have been reaming
you will have been reaming
they will have been reaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reaming
you had been reaming
he/she/it had been reaming
we had been reaming
you had been reaming
they had been reaming
Conditional
I would ream
you would ream
he/she/it would ream
we would ream
you would ream
they would ream
Past Conditional
I would have reamed
you would have reamed
he/she/it would have reamed
we would have reamed
you would have reamed
they would have reamed

ream

A unit of volume, used to measure paper in bulk. One ream equals about 500 sheets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ream - a large quantity of written matterream - a large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
2.ream - a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
quire - a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
Verb1.ream - squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"
press out, express, extract - obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
2.ream - remove by making a hole or by boring; "the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
ream - enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"
3.ream - enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"
enlarge - make larger; "She enlarged the flower beds"
ream - remove by making a hole or by boring; "the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

ream

noun
An indeterminately great amount or number:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.
Translations
رُزْمَة وَرَق
rys
ris
riisi
rizsma
rís
stopa
480'lik kağıt topu

ream

1 [riːm] N [of paper] → resma f reams (fig) → montones mpl

ream

2 [riːm] VT (Tech) (also ream out) → escariar

ream

[ˈriːm]
nrame f (de papier) reams
npl (= lots) → des pages et des pages

ream

n (of paper)(altes) Ries; he always writes reams (inf)er schreibt immer ganze Bände (inf)

ream

[riːm] nrisma reams npl (fig) (fam) → pagine e pagine fpl

ream

(riːm) noun
a measure for paper, equal to 480 sheets.
References in classic literature ?
He'd write letters by the ream, if it was a capital offence
I suppose there was a matter of half a ream of brown paper stuck upon me, from first to last.
But then, what reams of other manuscripts -- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray the cost of printing reams of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
With ten bottles of ink, ten reams of paper, and his powerful will, Luther upset all Europe.
From the master upon whose impaling files reams of dusty warrants in Jarndyce and Jarndyce have grimly writhed into many shapes, down to the copying-clerk in the Six Clerks' Office who has copied his tens of thousands of Chancery folio-pages under that eternal heading, no man's nature has been made better by it.
She answered it with reams of passion, clumsy, for she had no gift of expression, ill-written, and vulgar; the letter bored him, and when it was followed next day by another, and the day after by a third, he began to think her love no longer flattering but alarming.
And here I have been wasting whole reams of perfectly good imagination picturing you in Baltimore--the very idea
The poor woman who had killed herself was dragged out of her grave and paraded on thousands of reams of paper as a martyr and a victim to Daylight's ferocious brutality.
His best stories, essays, and poems went begging among them, and yet, each month, he read reams of dull, prosy, inartistic stuff between all their various covers.
There were reams of drawing paper and several unfinished sketches leaning against the wall.
4m transfer had been slowed by work-permit issues, and Ream said: "It's been a long time coming.