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Ream vs. Reem

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Reamnoun

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

Reemnoun

A large horned animal in ancient Hebrew literature, variously identified with the wild ox or aurochs (Bos primigenius), the Arabian oryx, or a mythical creature (compare unicorn).

Reamnoun

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

Reemverb

To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Reamnoun

An abstract large amount of something.

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

Reemadjective

cool, excellent; desirable; sexy.

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Reamverb

To cream; mantle; foam; froth.

Reemnoun

The Hebrew name of a horned wild animal, probably the Urus.

Reamverb

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

Reemverb

To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Reamverb

To shape or form, especially using a reamer.

Reamverb

To remove (material) by reaming.

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Reamverb

To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.

Reamverb

(slang) To yell at or berate.

Reamverb

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

Reamnoun

Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.

Reamnoun

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

Reamverb

To cream; to mantle.

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

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Reamverb

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

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.

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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