12 Definitions of Reed

The meaning of the word reed, the definition of Reed:

n. - The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.

n. - A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially the common reed of Europe and North America (Phragmites communis).

n. - A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe.

n. - An arrow, as made of a reed.

n. - Straw prepared for thatching a roof.

n. - A small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube.

n. - One of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a melodeon, accordeon, harmonium, or seraphine; also attached to certain sets or registers of pipes in an organ.

n. - A frame having parallel flat stripe of metal or reed, between which the warp threads pass, set in the swinging lathe or batten of a loom for beating up the weft; a sley. See Batten.

n. - A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.

n. - Same as Reeding.

a. - Red.

v. & n. - Same as Rede.

The word "reed" uses 4 letters: D E E R

Direct anagrams of reed:

deer dere dree rede

Words formed by adding one letter before or after reed, or to reed in any order:

a - eared   b - brede breed   c - ceder cered creed   d - dreed reded   f - defer freed refed   g - edger greed   h - heder   i - eider   l - elder   m - merde   n - ender   o - erode   p - preed   r - erred   s - deers drees redes reeds seder sered   t - deter treed   w - rewed   y - redye reedy  

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de dee ed er ere re red ree

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