(Reel), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reeled (r?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Reeling. ]
1. To roll. [Obs.]
And Sisyphus an huge round stone did reel.Spenser.
2. To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread.
(Reel), v. i. [Cf. Sw. ragla. See 2d Reel.]
1. To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man.Ps. cvii. 27.
He, with heavy fumes oppressed,Pope.
Reeled from the palace, and retired to rest.
The wagons reeling under the yellow sheaves.Macaulay.
2. To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
In these lengthened vigils his brain often reeled.Hawthorne.
(Reel), n. The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel. Shak.
(Re`ë*lect") v. t. To elect again; as, to reëlect the former governor.
(Re`ë*lec"tion) n. Election a second time, or anew; as, the reëlection of a former chief.
1. One who reels.
2. (Zoöl.) The grasshopper warbler; so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
(Re*ël"i*gi*ble) a. Eligible again; capable of reëlection; as, reëligible to the same office. Re*ël`i*gi*bil"i*ty