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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.]
tr.v. reamed, ream·ing, reamsPhrasal Verb:
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.
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.]
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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]
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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]
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ream- Used to be 480 sheets of paper and is now 500.
See also related terms for sheet.
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Reama 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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: reamed
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A unit of volume, used to measure paper in bulk. One ream equals about 500 sheets.
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|Noun||1.||ream - a large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"|
|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
|Verb||1.||ream - squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"|
|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"
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480'lik kağıt topu
ream1 [riːm] N [of paper] → resma f reams (fig) → montones mpl
ream2 [riːm] VT (Tech) (also ream out) → escariar
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a measure for paper, equal to 480 sheets. riem رُزْمَة وَرَق топ хартия resma rys das Ries ris δεσμίδαresma riis یک بند کاغذ یا یک بسته کاغذ riisi rame חָבילַת נְייָר बीस दस्ता कागज की गड्डी rizma papira (=480 araka) rizsma rim rís risma 連 연(連) stopa (papīrlokšņu mērvienība) rīse rim riemris ryza يوبنډل ياڅلورسوه اتياپاڼى كاغذ resma top (de hârtie) стопа rys, papierenská miera ris mera za papir ris จำนวนกระดาษ 480 แผ่น 480'lik kağıt topu 令(紙張計算單位，等於480張紙) стос паперу کاغز کی پیماءش ram giấy 令（纸张计数单位）
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