1. ream, large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount

usage: a large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"

2. ream, definite quantity

usage: a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires


1. ream, press out, express, extract

usage: squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"

2. ream, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove by making a hole or by boring; "the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

3. ream, enlarge

usage: enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"

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