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reed


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reed  \Reed\  (r[=e]d),  a. 
  Red.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reed  \Reed\,  v.  &  n. 
  Same  as  {Rede}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reed  \Reed\,  n. 
  The  fourth  stomach  of  a  ruminant;  rennet.  [Prov.  Eng.  or 
  Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reed  \Reed\,  n.  [AS.  hre['o]d;  akin  to  D.  riet,  G.  riet,  ried, 
  OHG.  kriot,  riot.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  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}). 
 
  2.  A  musical  instrument  made  of  the  hollow  joint  of  some 
  plant;  a  rustic  or  pastoral  pipe. 
 
  Arcadian  pipe,  the  pastoral  reed  Of  Hermes. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  An  arrow,  as  made  of  a  reed.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  Straw  prepared  for  thatching  a  roof.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  5.  (Mus.) 
  a  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. 
  b  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. 
 
  6.  (Weaving)  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}. 
 
  7.  (Mining)  A  tube  containing  the  train  of  powder  for 
  igniting  the  charge  in  blasting. 
 
  8.  (Arch.)  Same  as  {Reeding}. 
 
  {Egyptian  reed}  (Bot.),  the  papyrus. 
 
  {Free  reed}  (Mus.),  a  reed  whose  edges  do  not  overlap  the 
  wind  passage,  --  used  in  the  harmonium,  concertina,  etc 
  It  is  distinguished  from  the  beating  or  striking  reed  of 
  the  organ  and  clarinet. 
 
  {Meadow  reed  grass}  (Bot.),  the  {Glyceria  aquatica},  a  tall 
  grass  found  in  wet  places. 
 
  {Reed  babbler}.  See  {Reedbird}. 
 
  {Reed  bunting}  (Zo["o]l.)  A  European  sparrow  ({Emberiza 
  sch[oe]niclus})  which  frequents  marshy  places;  --  called 
  also  {reed  sparrow},  {ring  bunting}. 
  b  Reedling. 
 
  {Reed  canary  grass}  (Bot.),  a  tall  wild  grass  ({Phalaris 
  arundinacea}). 
 
  {Reed  grass}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  common  reed.  See  {Reed},  1. 
  b  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Sparganium};  bur  reed.  See  under 
  {Bur}. 
 
  {Reed  organ}  (Mus.),  an  organ  in  which  the  wind  acts  on  a  set 
  of  free  reeds,  as  the  harmonium,  melodeon,  concertina, 
  etc 
 
  {Reed  pipe}  (Mus.),  a  pipe  of  an  organ  furnished  with  a  reed. 
 
 
  {Reed  sparrow}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Reed  bunting},  above. 
 
  {Reed  stop}  (Mus.),  a  set  of  pipes  in  an  organ  furnished  with 
  reeds. 
 
  {Reed  warbler}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  European  warbler  ({Acrocephalus  streperus}); 
  --  called  also  {reed  wren}. 
  b  Any  one  of  several  species  of  Indian  and  Australian 
  warblers  of  the  genera  {Acrocephalus},  {Calamoherpe}, 
  and  {Arundinax}.  They  are  excellent  singers. 
 
  {Sea-sand  reed}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  coarse  grass  ({Ammophila 
  arundinacea}).  See  {Beach  grass},  under  {Beach}. 
 
  {Wood  reed  grass}  (Bot.),  a  tall,  elegant  grass  ({Cinna 
  arundinacea}),  common  in  moist  woods. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reed 
  n  1:  tall  woody  perennial  grasses  with  hollow  slender  stems 
  especially  of  the  genera  Arundo  and  Phragmites 
  2:  1851-1902  [syn:  {Reed},  {Walter  Reed}] 
  3:  a  thin  strip  of  stiff  material  that  is  fitted  into  the 
  mouthpiece  of  woodwind  instruments  and  that  vibrates  to 
  produce  a  tone  when  air  streams  over  it 
  4:  a  musical  instrument  that  sounds  by  means  of  a  reed  [syn:  {beating-reed 
  instrument}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Reed,  AR  (town,  FIPS  58880) 
  Location:  33.70182  N,  91.44373  W 
  Population  (1990):  355  (118  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71670 
  Reed,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42451 
  Reed,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  73554 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Reed 
  (1.)  "Paper  reeds"  (Isa.  19:7;  R.V.,  "reeds").  Heb.  'aroth, 
  properly  green  herbage  growing  in  marshy  places. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  kaneh  (1  Kings  14:15;  Job  40:21;  Isa.  19:6),  whence 
  the  Gr  kanna,  a  "cane,"  a  generic  name  for  a  reed  of  any  kind 
 
  The  reed  of  Egypt  and  Palestine  is  the  Arundo  donax,  which 
  grows  to  the  height  of  12  feet,  its  stalk  jointed  like  the 
  bamboo,  "with  a  magnificent  panicle  of  blossom  at  the  top  and 
  so  slender  and  yielding  that  it  will  lie  perfectly  flat  under  a 
  gust  of  wind,  and  immediately  resume  its  upright  position."  It 
  is  used  to  illustrate  weakness  (2  Kings  18:21;  Ezek.  29:6),  also 
  fickleness  or  instability  (Matt.  11:7;  comp.  Eph.  4:14). 
 
  A  "bruised  reed"  (Isa.  42:3;  Matt.  12:20)  is  an  emblem  of  a 
  believer  weak  in  grace.  A  reed  was  put  into  our  Lord's  hands  in 
  derision  (Matt.  27:29);  and  "they  took  the  reed  and  smote  him  on 
  the  head"  (30).  The  reed"  on  which  they  put  the  sponge  filled 
  with  vinegar  (Matt.  27:48)  was  according  to  John  (19:29),  a 
  hyssop  stalk,  which  must  have  been  of  some  length,  or  perhaps  a 
  bunch  of  hyssop  twigs  fastened  to  a  rod  with  the  sponge.  (See  {CANE}.) 
 




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