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REAM, n. [L. remus., ramus, a branch, for the shoots of trees or shrubs were the first bands used by men. See Gird and Withe.]

A bundle or package of paper, consisting of twenty quires.



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REAM, n. [L. remus., ramus, a branch, for the shoots of trees or shrubs were the first bands used by men. See Gird and Withe.]

A bundle or package of paper, consisting of twenty quires.

REAM, n. [Sax. ream, a band; D. riem; Dan. rem or reem; Sw. rem; W. rhwym, a bond or tie. The Dutch word signifies a strap, thong or girdle, and an oar, L. remus. In Fr. rame is a ream and an oar, and if the English ream and the L. remus are the same word, the primary sense is a shoot, L. ramus, a branch, for the shoots of trees or shrubs were the first bands used by men. See Gird and Withe. The Italian has risma, and the Sp. and Port. resma, a ream, G. riess. See Class Rm, No. 7, 9.]

A bundle or package of paper, consisting of twenty quires. – Pope.


Ream
  1. Cream; also, the cream or froth on ale.

    [Scot.]
  2. To cream; to mantle.

    [Scot.]

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

  3. To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments.
  4. A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, usually consisting of twenty quires or 480 sheets.

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

  5. 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.
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Ream

REAM, noun [Latin remus., ramus, a branch, for the shoots of trees or shrubs were the first bands used by men. See Gird and Withe.]

A bundle or package of paper, consisting of twenty quires.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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