reed
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rede, from Old English hrēod; akin to Old High German hriot reed Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of various tall grasses with slender often prominently jointed stems that grow especially in wet areas b. a stem of a reed c. a person or thing too weak to rely on ; one easily swayed or overcome 2. a growth or mass of reeds; specifically reeds for thatching 3. arrow 4. a wind instrument made from the hollow joint of a plant 5. an ancient Hebrew unit of length equal to six cubits 6. a. a thin elastic tongue (as of cane, wood, metal, or plastic) fastened at one end over an air opening in a wind instrument (as a clarinet, organ pipe, or accordion) and set in vibration by an air current b. a woodwind instrument that produces sound by the vibrating of a reed against the mouthpiece <
the reeds of an orchestra
>
7. a device on a loom resembling a comb and used to space warp yarns evenly 8. reeding 1a • reedlike adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1951 mill 2

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  • Reed — Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reed — can refer to: * REED, a theatre research centre at the University of Toronto, Canada* Edward C. Reed High School, Sparks, Nevada * Reed Airport * Reed College, Portland, Oregon * Reed (Company), group of companies offering employment related… …   Wikipedia

  • Reed — /reed/, n. 1. Sir Carol, 1906 76, British film director. 2. Ishmael (Scott), born 1938, U.S. novelist and poet. 3. John, 1887 1920, U.S. journalist and poet. 4. Stanley Forman /fawr meuhn/, 1884 1980, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S.… …   Universalium

  • Reed — steht für: Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA Reed Elsevier, internationale Verlagsgruppe Reed Exhibitions, internationaler Messeveranstalter Reed (Familienname), der Familienname Reed Reed Relais, eine elektrische Schaltvorrichtung Reed… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Reed — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Reed hace referencia a: Andre Reed, jugador estadounidense de fútbol americano; Carol Reed, director y prdocutor de cine británico. Donna Reed, actriz estadounidense. John Reed, periodista norteamericano. Obtenido de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Reed — Reed, Carol * * * (as used in expressions) Reed, John Reed, Sir Carol Reed, Thomas B(rackett) Reed, Walter Reed, Willis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Reed —   [riːd],    1) Sir (seit 1952) Carol, britischer Filmregisseur, * London 30. 12. 1906, ✝ ebenda 25. 4. 1976; kam 1924 (als Schauspieler) zum Theater; ab 1935 Filmregisseur; während des Krieges Dokumentarist.   Filme: Die Sterne blicken herab… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • reed — [rēd] n. [ME rede < OE hreod, akin to OHG hriot < IE base * kreut , to shake, tremble] 1. a) any of various tall, slender grasses (esp. genus Phragmites), with plumelike inflorescences, growing in wet or marshy land b) the stem of any of… …   English World dictionary

  • reed — [ rid ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a tall thin plant that grows near water. Its stems can be used to make things. A place where a lot of reeds grow is called a reed bed. a ) only before noun made of reeds: a reed basket 2. ) count a thin piece of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Reed — Reed, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 275 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.103055 sq. miles (0.266910 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.103055 sq. miles (0.266910 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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