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meanings of reed


  1. A piece of whalebone or similar for stiffening the skirt or waist of a woman's dress.
  2. Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
  3. A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  4. A missile weapon.
  5. A Babylonian unit of measure the length of a reed, equal to half a nindan, or six cubits.
  6. The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
  7. A measuring rod.
  8. The hollow stem of these plants.
  9. A comb-like part of a beater for beating the weft when weaving.
  10. Reeding.
  11. Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
  12. A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
  13. Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.


  1. To thatch.
  2. To mill or mint with reeding.
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of ree.


  1. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  2. A surname, a spelling variant of Reid.
  3. A village in Hertfordshire, England.

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