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[ reem ]SEE DEFINITION OF ream

Synonyms for ream

  • batch
  • bundle
  • scad
  • stack
  • ton
  • abundance
  • agglomeration
  • aggregation
  • assemblage
  • bank
  • bulk
  • bunch
  • cargo
  • clump
  • cluster
  • collection
  • concentration
  • congeries
  • deposit
  • fullness
  • gathering
  • gobs
  • harvest
  • haul
  • hill
  • hoard
  • jillion
  • jumble
  • load
  • lot
  • lots
  • lump
  • mass
  • million
  • mint
  • mound
  • mountain
  • much
  • multiplicity
  • ocean
  • oodles
  • plenty
  • pot
  • profusion
  • quantity
  • stock
  • stockpile
  • store
  • sum
  • thousand
  • total
  • trillion
  • volume
  • whole
  • a lot
  • amassment
  • great deal
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Antonyms for ream

  • debt
  • ditch
  • individual
  • lack
  • little
  • need
  • one
  • part
  • valley
  • want
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REAM

"If you're so hungry, help yourself to a ream of fish-wafer," snapped Sayre.

One letter from you would do her more good than a ream of mine.

Mary returned to the pony, and Richard to his ream, which he was cutting into sermon-paper.

Perhaps so; but if I have tired you, it is more than you could do by me, were you to fill a ream of paper.

They give a better picture of the condition of society, than a ream of notes.

The sum he eventually paid for the paper was 25 roubles (£1) a ream!

I suppose that in England or in France the ream consists of 500 sheets?

Gave Father a ream of paper, and he gave me Emerson's picture; so both were happy.

So I'm going to write you a ream, Matilda Anne, whether you like it or not.

Fly-leaves should be made of white book paper, 80 pounds to the ream, guarded with jaconet on both sides.

WORD ORIGIN

measure of paper, mid-14c., from Old French reyme, from Spanish resma, from Arabic rizmah "bundle" (of paper), from rasama "collect into a bundle." The Moors brought manufacture of cotton paper to Spain.

Early variant rym (late 15c.) suggests a Dutch influence (cf. Dutch riem), probably borrowed from Spanish during the time of Hapsburg control of Holland. For ordinary writing paper, 20 quires of 24 sheets each, or 480 sheets; often 500 or more to allow for waste; slightly different numbers for drawing or printing paper.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REAM

bore

verbdrill hole
  • burrow
  • gouge out
  • mine
  • penetrate
  • perforate
  • pierce
  • pit
  • prick
  • punch
  • puncture
  • ream
  • riddle
  • sink
  • tunnel

burn

verbcheat

castigate

verbcriticize severely
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