• Reed Definition & Synonyms
- (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 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.
- (a.) Red.
- (n.) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
- (n.) Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
- (v. & n.) Same as Rede.
- (n.) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
- (n.) An arrow, as made of a reed.
- (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 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.) Same as Reeding.
- (n.) A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe.
• Re Definition & Synonyms
- () A syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale.
• Ree Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) See Rei.
- (v. t.) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
• Reed-mace Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The cat-tail.