Ream (?), n. [AS. re�xa0;m, akin to G. rahm.]

Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.

[Scot.]

 

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Ream, v. i.

To cream; to mantle.

[Scot.]

A huge pewter measuring pot which, in the language of the hostess, reamed with excellent claret. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Ream, v. t. [Cf. Reim.]

To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.

 

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Ream, n. [OE. reme, OF. rayme, F. rame (cf. Sp. resma), fr. Ar. rizma a bundle, especially of paper.]

A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.

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Printer's ream, twenty-one and a half quires. [Eng.] A common practice is now to count five hundred sheets to the ream.

Knight.

 

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Ream, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reamed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaming.] [Cf. G. raumen to remove, to clear away, fr. raum room. See Room.]

To bevel out, as the mouth of a hole in wood or metal; in modern usage, to enlarge or dress out, as a hole, with a reamer.

 

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