Definition of Reel

1. Noun. A roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector.

Generic synonyms: Film, Photographic Film

2. Verb. Walk as if unable to control one's movements. "The drunken man staggered into the room"
Exact synonyms: Careen, Keel, Lurch, Stagger, Swag
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Careen, Lurch, Reeler, Stagger, Staggerer

3. Noun. Music composed for dancing a reel.
Generic synonyms: Dance Music

4. Verb. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis. "These balls reel easily"; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
Exact synonyms: Gyrate, Spin, Spin Around, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Specialized synonyms: Whirligig
Derivative terms: Gyration, Gyration, Spin, Spinner, Whirl, Whirl, Whirler, Whirler

5. Noun. Winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod.
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Group relationships: Fishing Pole, Fishing Rod
Generic synonyms: Winder

6. Verb. Wind onto or off a reel.
Generic synonyms: Roll, Twine, Wind, Wrap
Specialized synonyms: Reel Off, Unreel

7. Noun. A winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound.
Exact synonyms: Bobbin, Spool
Specialized synonyms: Filature, Shuttle
Generic synonyms: Winder
Derivative terms: Spool

8. Noun. A lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps.
Exact synonyms: Scottish Reel
Specialized synonyms: Highland Fling, Eightsome
Generic synonyms: Square Dance, Square Dancing

9. Noun. An American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines.
Exact synonyms: Virginia Reel
Generic synonyms: Longways, Longways Dance

Definition of Reel

1. n. A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.

2. n. A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler's reel; a garden reel.

3. v. t. To roll.

4. v. i. To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger.

5. n. The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.

Definition of Reel

1. Noun. A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel. ¹

2. Noun. A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound ¹

3. Noun. A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, -- for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches. ¹

4. Noun. A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives. ¹

5. Noun. A short compilation of sample film work used as a demonstrative resume in the entertainment industry. ¹

6. Verb. To wind on a '''reel'''. ¹

7. Verb. To spin or revolve repeatedly. ¹

8. Verb. To unwind, to bring or acquire something by spinning or winding something else. ¹

9. Verb. To walk shakily or unsteadily; to stagger; move as if drunk or not in control of one's self. ¹

10. Verb. (reel back) To back off or step away unsteadily and quickly. ¹

11. Verb. To make or cause to '''reel'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reel

1. to wind on a type of rotary device [v -ED, -ING, -S] : REELABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Reel

1. 1. A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler's reel; a garden reel. 2. A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches. 3. A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives. Reel oven, a baker's oven in which bread pans hang suspended from the arms of a kind of reel revolving on a horizontal axis. Origin: AS. Krel: cf. Icel. Krll a weaver's reed or sley. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reel

reeject
reejected
reejecting
reejects
reek
reeked
reeker
reekers
reekie
reekier
reekiest
reekin
reeking
reeks
reeky
reel (current term)
reel-to-reel
reel-to-reel tape
reel-to-reel tape recorder
reel-to-reels
reel foot
reel in
reel off
reel out
reel to reel tape
reel up
reelable
reelect
reelected
reelecting

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