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Enlarge vs. Ream

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Enlargeverb

(transitive) To make larger.

Reamnoun

Cream; also, the creamlike froth on ale or other liquor; froth or foam in general.

Enlargeverb

(transitive) To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.

‘Knowledge enlarges the mind.’;

Reamnoun

A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, nowadays usually containing 500 sheets.

Enlargeverb

(intransitive) To speak at length upon or on (some subject)

Reamnoun

An abstract large amount of something.

‘I can't go – I still have reams of work left.’;

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Enlargeverb

(archaic) To release; to set at large.

Reamverb

To cream; mantle; foam; froth.

Enlargeverb

(nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.

Reamverb

To enlarge a hole, especially using a reamer; to bore a hole wider.

Enlargeverb

(legal) To extend the time allowed for compliance with (an order or rule).

Reamverb

To shape or form, especially using a reamer.

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Enlargeverb

To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house.

‘To enlarge their possessions of land.’;

Reamverb

To remove (material) by reaming.

Enlargeverb

To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind.

‘O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is enlarged.’;

Reamverb

To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.

Enlargeverb

To set at large or set free.

‘It will enlarge us from all restraints.’;

Reamverb

(slang) To yell at or berate.

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Enlargeverb

To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.

Reamverb

To sexually penetrate in a rough and painful way, by analogy with definition 1.

Enlargeverb

To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate.

‘To enlarge upon this theme.’;

Reamnoun

Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.

Enlargeverb

To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; - said of the wind.

Reamnoun

A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.

Enlargeverb

make larger;

‘She enlarged the flower beds’;

Reamverb

To cream; to mantle.

‘A huge pewter measuring pot which, in the language of the hostess, reamed with excellent claret.’;

Enlargeverb

make large;

‘blow up an image’;

Reamverb

To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.

Enlargeverb

become larger or bigger

Reamverb

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.

Enlargeverb

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

‘She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation’;

Reamnoun

a large quantity of written matter;

‘he wrote reams and reams’;

Reamnoun

a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

Reamverb

squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer;

‘ream oranges’;

Reamverb

remove by making a hole with a reamer;

‘ream paper’;

Reamverb

enlarge with a reamer;

‘ream a hole’;

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