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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reel  \Reel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reeled}  (r?ld);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Reeling}.  ] 
  1.  To  roll.  [Obs.] 
  And  Sisyphus  an  huge  round  stone  did  reel. 
  2.  To  wind  upon  a  reel,  as  yarn  or  thread. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reel  \Reel\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  Sw  ragla.  See  {2d  Reel}.] 
  1.  To  incline,  in  walking,  from  one  side  to  the  other  to 
  They  reel  to  and  fro,  and  stagger  like  a  drunken 
  man.  --Ps.  cvii. 
  He  with  heavy  fumes  oppressed,  Reeled  from  the 
  palace,  and  retired  to  rest.  --Pope. 
  The  wagons  reeling  under  the  yellow  sheaves. 
  2.  To  have  a  whirling  sensation;  to  be  giddy. 
  In  these  lengthened  vigils  his  brain  often  reeled. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reel  \Reel\  (r?l),  n.  [Gael.  righil.] 
  A  lively  dance  of  the  Highlanders  of  Scotland;  also  the 
  music  to  the  dance;  --  often  called  {Scotch  reel}. 
  {Virginia  reel},  the  common  name  throughout  the  United  States 
  for  the  old  English  ``country  dance,''  or  contradance 
  (contredanse).  --Bartlett. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reel  \Reel\,  n.  [AS.  kre?l:  cf  Icel.  kr?ll  a  weaver's  reed  or 
  1.  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. 
  2.  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.  --McElrath. 
  3.  (Agric.)  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 
  {Reel  oven},  a  baker's  oven  in  which  bread  pans  hang 
  suspended  from  the  arms  of  a  kind  of  reel  revolving  on  a 
  horizontal  axis.  --Knight. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reel  \Reel\,  n. 
  The  act  or  motion  of  reeling  or  staggering;  as  a  drunken 
  reel.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  roll  of  photographic  film  holding  a  series  of  frames  to  be 
  projected  by  a  movie  projector 
  2:  music  composed  for  dancing  a  reel 
  3:  a  revolving  spool  with  a  handle;  attached  to  a  fishing  rod 
  4:  around  which  thread  or  tape  or  film  or  other  flexible 
  materials  can  be  wound  [syn:  {bobbin},  {spool}] 
  5:  a  lively  dance  of  Scottish  highlanders;  marked  by  circular 
  moves  and  gliding  steps  [syn:  {Scottish  reel}] 
  6:  an  American  country  dance  which  starts  with  the  couples 
  facing  each  other  in  two  lines  [syn:  {Virginia  reel}] 
  v  1:  walk  as  if  unable  to  control  one's  movements  [syn:  {stagger}, 
  {keel},  {lurch},  {swag},  {careen}] 
  2:  revolve  quickly  and  repeatedly  around  one's  own  axis;  "The 
  dervishes  whirl  around  and  around  without  getting  dizzy" 
  [syn:  {spin},  {spin  around},  {whirl},  {gyrate}] 
  3:  move  unsteadily  or  with  a  weaving  or  rolling  motion  [syn:  {wamble}, 
  4:  wind  onto  or  off  a  reel 

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