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reed

 (rēd)
n.
1.
a. Any of various tall perennial grasses, especially of the genera Phragmites and Arundo, having hollow stems and large plumelike panicles and growing in wetlands.
b. Any of several similar plants, such as the papyrus.
c. The stalk of any of these plants.
d. A collection of these stalks: reed for making baskets.
2. Music A primitive wind instrument made of a hollow reed stalk.
3. Music
a. A flexible strip of cane or metal set into the mouthpiece or air opening of certain instruments to produce tone by vibrating in response to a stream of air.
b. An instrument, such as an oboe or clarinet, that is fitted with a reed.
4. A narrow movable frame fitted with reed or metal strips that separate the warp threads in weaving.
5. Architecture A reeding.

[Middle English red, rede, from Old English hrēod.]

reed

(riːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of various widely distributed tall grasses of the genus Phragmites, esp P. communis, that grow in swamps and shallow water and have jointed hollow stalks
2. (Plants) the stalk, or stalks collectively, of any of these plants, esp as used for thatching
3. (Crafts) the stalk, or stalks collectively, of any of these plants, esp as used for thatching
4. (Music, other) music
a. a thin piece of cane or metal inserted into the tubes of certain wind instruments, which sets in vibration the air column inside the tube
b. a wind instrument or organ pipe that sounds by means of a reed
5. (Textiles) one of the several vertical parallel wires on a loom that may be moved upwards to separate the warp threads
6. (Architecture) a small semicircular architectural moulding. See also reeding
7. (Units) an ancient Hebrew unit of length equal to six cubits
8. (Archery) an archaic word for arrow
9. broken reed a weak, unreliable, or ineffectual person
vb (tr)
10. to fashion into or supply with reeds or reeding
11. (Crafts) to thatch using reeds
[Old English hreod; related to Old Saxon hriod, Old High German hriot]

Reed

(riːd)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Carol. 1906–76, English film director. His films include The Third Man (1949), An Outcast of the Islands (1951), and Oliver! (1968), for which he won an Oscar
2. (Biography) Lou. 1942–2013, US rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist: member of the Velvet Underground (1965–70). His albums include Transformer (1972), Berlin (1973), Street Hassle (1978), New York (1989), Set the Twilight Reeling (1996), and The Raven (2003)
3. (Biography) Walter. 1851–1902, US physician, who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1900)

reed

(rid)

n.
1. the straight stalk of any of various tall grasses, esp. of the genus Phragmites, growing in marshy places.
2. any of the plants themselves.
3. such stalks or plants collectively, esp. as material for thatching.
4. anything made from such a stalk, as an arrow.
5.
a. a small, flexible piece of cane or metal that, attached to the mouth of any of various wind instruments, is set into vibration by a stream of air and, in turn, sets into vibration the air column enclosed in the tube of the instrument.
6. the comblike device in a loom that separates the warp threads during weaving and is used to beat the filling yarns.
7. a small convex molding, usu. one of a series set in parallel rows as decoration.
8. an ancient unit of length, equal to 6 cubits. Ezek. 40:5.
v.t.
9. to decorate with reed.
10. to thatch with or as if with reed.
11. to make vertical grooves on (the edge of a coin, medal, etc.).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hrēod; c. Old Frisian hriad, Old Saxon hriod, Old High German (h)riot]
reed′like`, adj.

Reed

(rid)

n.
1. John, 1887–1920, U.S. journalist and poet.
2. Walter C., 1851–1902, U.S. army surgeon.

reed


Past participle: reeded
Gerund: reeding

Imperative
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Present
I reed
you reed
he/she/it reeds
we reed
you reed
they reed
Preterite
I reeded
you reeded
he/she/it reeded
we reeded
you reeded
they reeded
Present Continuous
I am reeding
you are reeding
he/she/it is reeding
we are reeding
you are reeding
they are reeding
Present Perfect
I have reeded
you have reeded
he/she/it has reeded
we have reeded
you have reeded
they have reeded
Past Continuous
I was reeding
you were reeding
he/she/it was reeding
we were reeding
you were reeding
they were reeding
Past Perfect
I had reeded
you had reeded
he/she/it had reeded
we had reeded
you had reeded
they had reeded
Future
I will reed
you will reed
he/she/it will reed
we will reed
you will reed
they will reed
Future Perfect
I will have reeded
you will have reeded
he/she/it will have reeded
we will have reeded
you will have reeded
they will have reeded
Future Continuous
I will be reeding
you will be reeding
he/she/it will be reeding
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you will be reeding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reeding
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he/she/it has been reeding
we have been reeding
you have been reeding
they have been reeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reeding
you will have been reeding
he/she/it will have been reeding
we will have been reeding
you will have been reeding
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reeding
you had been reeding
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we had been reeding
you had been reeding
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Conditional
I would reed
you would reed
he/she/it would reed
we would reed
you would reed
they would reed
Past Conditional
I would have reeded
you would have reeded
he/she/it would have reeded
we would have reeded
you would have reeded
they would have reeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reed - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmitesreed - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
graminaceous plant, gramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
Arundo conspicua, Chionochloa conspicua, toitoi, toetoe - used by Maoris for thatching
Arundo donax, giant reed - large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles
carrizo, common reed, ditch reed, Phragmites communis - tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
2.reed - United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917Reed - United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
3.Reed - United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
4.reed - a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
double reed - a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds
vibrator - a mechanical device that vibrates; "a reed is the vibrator that produces the sound"
5.reed - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reedreed - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
free-reed - a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind - a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood - any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
Translations
قَصَبقَصَبَةلِسان المِزْمار
plátekrákosrákosí
rørrørbladrørgræssiv
kano
kaislikkoruoko
trska
nádnyelv
reyrreyrblaî, málmfjöîur
アシ
갈대
liežuvėlis
meldrimēlīteniedre
trzcinastroik
jazýček
trst
vass
ต้นไม้จำพวกอ้อหรือกก
kamışkamış ağızlıksaz
cây sậy

reed

[riːd]
A. N
1. (Bot) → junco m, caña f
broken reed (fig) → persona f quemada
2. (Mus) (in mouthpiece) → lengüeta f
3. (= pipe) → caramillo m
B. CPD reed bed Njuncal m, cañaveral m
reed bunting Nverderón m común
reed instrument Ninstrumento m de lengüeta
reed mace Nanea f, espadaña f
reed stop Nregistro m de lengüetas
reed warbler Ncarricero m común

reed

[ˈriːd] n
(BOTANY)roseau m
(MUSIC) [clarinet, oboe, bassoon] → anche freed instrument ninstrument m à anche

reed

n
(Bot) → Schilf(rohr) nt, → Ried nt; in the reedsim Schilf or Ried; a broken reed (fig)ein schwankendes Rohr
(of wind instrument)Rohrblatt nt; (of harmonium)Durchschlagzunge f; (of organ)Zungenpfeife f; reedsRohrblattinstrumente pl

reed

:
reed basket
nKorb maus Schilfrohr
reed bunting
nRohrammer f
reed instrument
nRohrblattinstrument nt

reed

:
reed organ
nHarmonium nt
reed pipe
nSchalmei f
reed stop
nZungenregister nt

reed

[riːd] n (Bot) → canna (Mus) (in mouthpiece) → ancia; (instrument) → strumento a fiato munito di ancia

reed

(riːd) noun
1. a kind of tall, stiff grass growing on wet or marshy ground. reeds along a river-bank.
2. a thin piece of cane or metal in certain wind instruments (eg the oboe, clarinet) which vibrates and makes a sound when the instrument is played.

reed

قَصَبَة rákosí rør Schilfrohr καλαμιά junco ruoko roseau trska canna アシ 갈대 riet siv trzcina junco камыш vass ต้นไม้จำพวกอ้อหรือกก saz cây sậy 芦苇
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier had danced twice with her husband, once with Robert, and once with Monsieur Ratignolle, who was thin and tall and swayed like a reed in the wind when he danced, she went out on the gallery and seated herself on the low window-sill, where she commanded a view of all that went on in the hall and could look out toward the Gulf.
She had never seen her husband in this mood before; and her gentle system of ethics seemed to bend like a reed in the surges of such passions.
Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.
She trembled like a reed, poor thing, and leant against the table perfectly bewildered.
So I cut my way through the reed fence with my assegai and crept to the hut where Baleka was with some of her half-sisters.
I had an intuition that in his case the experiment had proved more enjoyable, but I am not one to break the bruised reed by making such a suggestion.
Awake My fairest, my espous'd, my latest found, Heav'ns last best gift, my ever new delight, Awake, the morning shines, and the fresh field Calls us, we lose the prime, to mark how spring Our tended Plants, how blows the Citron Grove, What drops the Myrrhe, & what the balmie Reed, How Nature paints her colours, how the Bee Sits on the Bloom extracting liquid sweet.
This cow, worth twenty oxen, is decreed, For him who farthest sends the winged reed.
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
To you at least she was always a dream, a phantom that flitted through Shakespeare's plays and left them lovelier for its presence, a reed through which Shakespeare's music sounded richer and more full of joy.
JEREMY took a reed pole, and pushed the boat out into open water.
He was wholly absorbed in the making of a nondescript machine, a sort of crude harmonica with a clock-spring reed, a magnet, and a wire.