1 a large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"
2 a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
1 squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"
2 remove by making a hole with a reamer; "ream paper"
3 enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"
- Rhymes: -iːm
- A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually containing 500 sheets.
- An abstract large amount of something.
- I can't go - I still have reams of work left.
bundle of paper
- Spanish: resma
Etymology 3Unknown origin.
EtymologyFrom *rauwma-. Cognate with Middle Low German rōm (Dutch room), Old High German roum (German Rahm), Old Norse rjúmi (Icelandic rjómi, Norwegian rømme).
- English: ream
Ream may refer to:
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