Associations to the word «Reed»


REED, noun. (botany) (countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
REED, noun. (countable) (botany) The hollow stem of these plants.
REED, 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.
REED, noun. (countable) (music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
REED, noun. (countable) (weaving) A comb-like tool for beating the weft when weaving.
REED, noun. (uncountable) (architecture) reeding
REED, noun. (mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
REED, noun. Straw prepared for thatching a roof
REED, verb. To mill or mint with reeding.
REED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of ree
REED, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
REED, proper noun. A surname​, a spelling variant of Reid.
REED, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname.
REED BED, noun. A place where reeds grow.
REED BEDS, noun. Plural of reed bed
REED BUNTING, noun. A passerine bird, Emberiza schoeniclus, sparrow-sized but slim and with a long, deeply notched tail.
REED BUNTINGS, noun. Plural of reed bunting
REED INSTRUMENT, noun. (musical instrument) A musical wind instrument played by blowing air trough a reed, such as oboe or clarinet.
REED INSTRUMENTALIST, noun. Someone who plays a reed instrument.
REED INSTRUMENTALISTS, noun. Plural of reed instrumentalist
REED INSTRUMENTS, noun. Plural of reed instrument
REED PIPE, noun. An organ pipe that is sounded by a vibrating brass strip known as a reed.
REED STOP, noun. (music) An organ stop having the tone of a reed instrument.
REED STOPS, noun. Plural of reed stop
REED SWITCH, noun. An electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field.
REED SWITCHES, noun. Plural of reed switch

Dictionary definition

REED, noun. Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.
REED, 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).
REED, noun. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902).
REED, 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".
REED, noun. A musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed.

Wise words

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