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English noun: ream

1. ream (quantity) a large quantity of written matter


SamplesHe wrote reams and reams.


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

2. ream (quantity) a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires


Broader (hypernym)definite quantity


Part holonymquire


English verb: ream

1. ream (contact) squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer


SamplesReam oranges.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)express, extract, press out

2. ream (change) remove by making a hole or by boring


SamplesThe dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Verb groupream

3. ream (change) enlarge with a reamer


SamplesReam a hole.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enlarge


Verb groupream









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