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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
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Past Continuous
I was reeding
you were reeding
he/she/it was reeding
we were reeding
you were reeding
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Past Perfect
I had reeded
you had reeded
he/she/it had reeded
we had reeded
you had reeded
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Future
I will reed
you will reed
he/she/it will reed
we will reed
you will reed
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Future Perfect
I will have reeded
you will have reeded
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Future Continuous
I will be reeding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reeding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reeding
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Past Perfect Continuous
I 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
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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 ?
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.
I was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed.
It so happened, then, that as I was one day on the terrace of our prison with three other comrades, trying, to pass away the time, how far we could leap with our chains, we being alone, for all the other Christians had gone out to work, I chanced to raise my eyes, and from one of these little closed windows I saw a reed appear with a cloth attached to the end of it, and it kept waving to and fro, and moving as if making signs to us to come and take it.
Reed, the clerk, and three men were detached to explore the river still further down than the previous scouting parties had been, and at the same time to look out for Indians, from whom provisions might be obtained, and a supply of horses, should it be found necessary to proceed by land.
His friends had gone away to Egypt six weeks before, but he had stayed behind, for he was in love with the most beautiful Reed.
On the front of the card was engraved in the formal fashion, "Prince Saradine, Reed House, Reed Island, Norfolk.
It's a splendid marsh, I see, and there are hawks," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, pointing to two great birds hovering over the reeds.
Closer crept the stealthy creature through the reeds.
So, hiding it among the reeds by the water's edge, he returned to his master.
It fell among some Reeds, which it thus addressed: "I wonder how you, who are so light and weak, are not entirely crushed by these strong winds.
She waters her horses from Meles deep in reeds, and swiftly drives her all-golden chariot through Smyrna to vine-clad Claros where Apollo, god of the silver bow, sits waiting for the far-shooting goddess who delights in arrows.
It was gloomy there, the light lay low upon the face of the river, but far away on the farther side was a glow like the glow of a stormy dawn, and in the glow I saw a mighty bed of reeds that swayed about in the breath of dawn, and out of the reeds came men and women and children, by hundreds and thousands, and plunged into the waters of the river and were buffeted about by them.