Associations to the word «Reel»

Pictures for the word «Reel»

Wiktionary

REEL, noun. A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
REEL, 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
REEL, 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.
REEL, 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.
REEL, noun. A short compilation of sample film work used as a demonstrative resume in the entertainment industry.
REEL, verb. To wind on a reel.
REEL, verb. To spin or revolve repeatedly.
REEL, verb. To unwind, to bring or acquire something by spinning or winding something else.
REEL, verb. To walk shakily or unsteadily; to stagger; move as if drunk or not in control of oneself.
REEL, verb. (reel back) To back off or step away unsteadily and quickly.
REEL, verb. To make or cause to reel.
REEL, verb. To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
REEL, verb. To be in shock.
REEL, verb. (obsolete) To roll.
REEL IN, verb. (fishing) (transitive) to bring (a fish etc.) out of the water by winding the reel.
REEL IN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to bring in (e.g. by attractive offers or persuasion)
REEL MOWER, noun. A lawnmower with a multiblade assembly that rotates about a single horizontal axis, typically non-motorized and designed to be pushed by an operator walking behind the two-wheeled or four-wheeled device.
REEL MOWERS, noun. Plural of reel mower
REEL OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To list effortlessly and quickly.
REEL OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To produce (e.g. a performance), in an effortless manner.
REEL OUT, verb. (transitive) To unreel
REEL OVEN, noun. A baker's oven in which bread pans hang suspended from the arms of a kind of reel revolving on a horizontal axis.
REEL TO REEL TAPE, noun. Alternative spelling of reel-to-reel tape
REEL UP, verb. (transitive) To put onto a reel; to completely reel.

Dictionary definition

REEL, noun. A roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector.
REEL, noun. Music composed for dancing a reel.
REEL, noun. Winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod.
REEL, noun. A winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound.
REEL, noun. A lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps.
REEL, noun. An American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines.
REEL, verb. Walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room".
REEL, verb. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy".
REEL, verb. Wind onto or off a reel.

Wise words

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John Locke