ream
Pronunciation Noun

ream

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Cream; also, the creamlike froth on ale or other liquor; froth or foam in general.
Verb

ream (reams, present participle reaming; past and past participle reamed)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cream; mantle; foam; froth.
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Verb

ream (reams, present participle reaming; past and past participle reamed)

  1. To enlarge a hole, especially using a reamer; to bore a hole wider.
  2. To shape or form, especially using a reamer.
  3. To remove (material) by reaming.
  4. To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.
  5. (slang) To yell at or berate.
  6. (slang, vulgar, by extension from sense of enlarging a hole) To sexually penetrate in a rough and painful way.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: aléser
  • German: reiben (jargon), aufbohren (informal)
  • Russian: развёртывать
  • Spanish: escariar
Translations Noun

ream (plural reams)

  1. A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, nowadays usually containing 500 sheets.
  2. (chiefly, in the plural) An abstract large amount of something.
    I can't go – I still have reams of work left.
Synonyms Translations Translations
Ream
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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