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Definition 1: a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires - [noun denoting quantity]

(ream is a kind of ...) a specific measure of amount

(ream is a part of ...) a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

Definition 2: a large quantity of written matter - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where ream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote reams and reams

(ream is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

Definition 3: enlarge with a reamer - [verb of change]

Samples where ream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ream a hole

(ream is a kind of ...) make larger

"She enlarged the flower beds"

(ream has a similar meaning as ...) remove by making a hole or by boring

"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

Definition 4: remove by making a hole or by boring - [verb of change]

Samples where ream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment

(ream is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(ream has a similar meaning as ...) enlarge with a reamer

"ream a hole"

Definition 5: squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer - [verb of contact]

Samples where ream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ream oranges

(ream is a kind of ...) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

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