Definition of Reed

1. Noun. Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.




2. Noun. United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920).
Exact synonyms: John Reed
Generic synonyms: Commie, Communist, Journalist

3. Noun. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902).
Exact synonyms: Walter Reed
Generic synonyms: Operating Surgeon, Sawbones, Surgeon

4. Noun. A vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it. "The clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
Exact synonyms: Vibrating Reed
Specialized synonyms: Double Reed
Generic synonyms: Vibrator

5. Noun. A musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed.

Definition of Reed

1. a. Red.

2. v. & n. Same as Rede.

3. n. The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.

4. n. 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 common reed of Europe and North America (Phragmites communis).

Definition of Reed

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Old English dot=), a spelling variant of Reid. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. (botany countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water. ¹

4. Noun. (countable botany) The hollow stem of these plants. ¹

5. Noun. (countable music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it. ¹

6. Noun. (countable music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed. ¹

7. Noun. reeding ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reed

1. to fasten with reeds (the stalks of tall grasses) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Reed

1. The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet. 1. 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 common reed of Europe and North America (Phragmites communis). 2. A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe. "Arcadian pipe, the pastoral reed Of Hermes." (Milton) 3. An arrow, as made of a reed. 4. Straw prepared for thatching a roof. 5. A small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube. One of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a melodeon, accordeon, harmonium, or seraphine; also attached to certain sets or registers of pipes in an organ. 6. A frame having parallel flat stripe of metal or reed, between which the warp threads pass, set in the swinging lathe or batten of a loom for beating up the weft; a sley. See Batten. 7. A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting. 8. Same as Reeding. Egyptian reed, a tall, elegant grass (Cinna arundinacea), common in moist woods. Origin: AS. Hred; akin to D. Riet, G. Riet, ried, OHG. Kriot, riot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reed

reebok
reeboks
reech
reeched
reeches
reechie
reechier
reechiest
reeching
reecho
reechoed
reechoes
reechoing
reechos
reechy
reed (current term)
reed-mace
reed-sternberg cells
reed bed
reed beds
reed bunting
reed buntings
reed instrument
reed instrument theory
reed instruments
reed mace
reed organ

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