4 letter word starting with ree

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
reed adjective Red., Same as Rede., The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet., 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)., A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe., An arrow, as made of a reed., Straw prepared for thatching a roof., 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., 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., 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., A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting., Same as Reeding.
reef noun A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water. See Coral reefs, under Coral., A large vein of auriferous quartz; — so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore., That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind., To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.
reek noun A rick., Vapor; steam; smoke; fume., To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.
reel noun A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; — often called Scotch reel., A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler’s reel; a garden reel., A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, — for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches., A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives., To roll., To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread., To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger., To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy., The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.
reem noun The Hebrew name of a horned wild animal, probably the Urus., To open (the seams of a vessel’s planking) for the purpose of calking them.