reed: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rēd), [key]
  1. to decorate with reed.
  2. to thatch with or as if with reed.
  3. to make vertical grooves on (the edge of a coin, medal, etc.).


Pronunciation: (rēd), [key]
  1. 1906–76, British film director.
  2. born 1938, U.S. novelist and poet.
  3. 1887–1920, U.S. journalist and poet.
  4. 1884–1980, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1938–57.
  5. 1839–1902, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1889–91, 1895–99.
  6. 1851–1902, U.S. army surgeon who proved that a type of mosquito transmits the yellow fever virus.
  7. a male given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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