Printer's ream, twenty-one and a half quires. [Eng.] A common practice is now to count five hundred sheets to the ream. Knight.

(Ream), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reamed (remd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaming.] [Cf. G. räumen to remove, to clear away, fr. raum room. See Room.] To bevel out, as the mouth of a hole in wood or metal; in modern usage, to enlarge or dress out, as a hole, with a reamer.

(Reame) n. Realm. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ream"er) n. One who, or that which, reams; specifically, an instrument with cutting or scraping edges, used, with a twisting motion, for enlarging a round hole, as the bore of a cannon, etc.

(Re*am`pu*ta"tion) n. (Surg.) The second of two amputations performed upon the same member.

Really is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an opinion or a declaration.

Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old.

(Realm) n. [OE. realme, ream, reaume, OF. reialme, roialme, F. royaume, fr. (assumed) LL. regalimen, from L. regalis royal. See Regal.]

1. A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom.

The absolute master of realms on which the sun perpetually shone.

2. Hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy.

(Realm"less), a. Destitute of a realm. Keats.

(Re"al*ness) n. The quality or condition of being real; reality.

(Re"al*ty) n. [OF. réalté, LL. regalitas, fr. L. regalis. See Regal.]

1. Royalty. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. Loyalty; faithfulness. [R.] Milton.

(Re"al*ty), n. [Contr. from 1st Reality.]

1. Reality. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

2. (Law) (a) Immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of real property; as, chattels which savor of the realty; — so written in legal language for reality. (b) Real estate; a piece of real property. Blackstone.

(Ream) n. [AS. reám, akin to G. rahm.] Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale. [Scot.]

(Ream), v. i. To cream; to mantle. [Scot.]

A huge pewter measuring pot which, in the language of the hostess, reamed with excellent claret.
Sir W. Scott.

(Ream), v. t. [Cf. Reim.] To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.

(Ream), n. [OE. reme, OF. rayme, F. rame fr. Ar. rizma a bundle, especially of paper.] A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.

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