Ream - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riːm|  American pronunciation of the word ream
Brit.  |riːm|  British pronunciation of the word ream


- a large quantity of written matter
he wrote reams and reams
- a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires


- squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer
ream oranges
- remove by making a hole or by boring
the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment
- enlarge with a reamer
ream a hole

Extra examples

He got reamed in the press for his comments.

...reamed a whole new generation of suckers with a variation of the Ponzi scheme...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ream
he/she/it: reams
present participle: reaming
past tense: reamed
past participle: reamed
singular: ream
plural: reams
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