Meaning of ream


Pronunciation: (rēm), [key]
  1. a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheetsor
  2. Usually,a large quantity: He has written reams of poetry.


Pronunciation: (rēm), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to enlarge to desired size (a previously bored hole) by means of a reamer.
  2. to clear with a reamer; remove or press out by reaming.
  3. to extract the juice from: to ream an orange.
    1. to scold or reprimand severely (usually fol. by out).
    2. to cheat; defraud.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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