A tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family that grows in water or on marshy ground
A walled enclosure for sheep, cattle, or pigs, usually made of stone and often with a covered area. Now also: a run or pen for poultry. Frequently with distinguishing word; see also sheep-ree.
To clean (grain, pulses, etc.) using a sieve, especially by sifting in a circular motion so that the chaff, etc. collects in the centre. Compare ree. Also without object: to sieve in this way.
(1906–76), English film director. His films include Odd Man Out (1947), The Third Man (1949), and the musical Oliver! (1968), for which he won an Oscar
(1884–1980), US Supreme Court associate justice 1938–57. A supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, he held various federal positions before being named to the Court
(1851–1902), US army surgeon. He proved that the yellow fever virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC, is named for him
(1942-), US basketball player. A center for the New York Knicks 1964–74, he was the NBA’s most valuable player for the 1969–1970 season. He later coached various professional and college teams. Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)
Attributive Designating a type of giant cell characteristic of Hodgkin's disease, typically having two mirror-image nuclei with prominent nucleoli and marginal clumping of chromatin; of or relating to such cells; especially in Reed–Sternberg cell.
Attributive = Reed–Sternberg.
An aquatic reedlike plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of winter food for wildfowl
(In a wind instrument) a reed which is attached at one end in such a way that it may vibrate freely within the opening in which it is set; frequently attributive.
With the. A period of scarcity just before the spring, when winter stocks have run low.
The giant reed, Arundo donax (now rare).
An area of water or marshland dominated by reeds
Any bird that lives among reeds. rare.
A small, usually wooden cap enclosing the reed of certain instruments (especially early double-reed instruments) so that the player does not control it directly with his or her lips.
Music a case for storing the reeds used in an instrument such as an oboe or clarinet.
An implement used for threading the warp threads through the reed of a loom.
Any horn in which sound is produced by a reed; specifically a type of foghorn in which a metal reed is vibrated by compressed air to produce the sound.
Another term for cattail.
A mark on a piece of cloth running in the direction of the warp, caused by a damaged or defective loom reed.
Any of various small moths which inhabit reed beds; specifically = reed leopard.
A simple wind instrument made from a reed or with the sound produced by a reed
An organ stop controlling reed pipes
A reed with two slightly separated blades, used for playing a wind instrument such as an oboe or bassoon
A fast-growing perennial grass native to India that is a principal source for reeds used in musical instruments. In the US it threatens some native plant habitats because of its spreading and dispersal habits
The plant Indian shot, Canna indica; a stem of this.
The papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus.
A brake or thicket of reeds.
(Of a wind instrument) having a reed cap.
A person who prepares reed for thatching.
Any of several coarse fescues, especially tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea; also reed fescue grass.
The common reed, Phragmites australis; (also) any of various grasses, typically tall and growing in moist or wet soil, thought to resemble this; especially †(a) a cornfield grass, perhaps silky bent, Apera spica-venti (obsolete rare); (b) (more fully canary reed-grass) reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea; (c) a reed of the genus Calamagrostis, also called smallreed; (now chiefly US); (d) reed sweetgrass, Glyceria maxima.
An instrument used to alter the tuning of the reed-pipe in an organ by adjusting the position of the tongue.
(Of cloth) that has a mark running in the direction of the warp as a result of a damaged or defective loom reed.
A keyboard instrument similar to a harmonium, in which air is drawn upward past metal reeds to produce tones
A person who plays a reed pipe.
= reeding plane.
A player of a reed pipe (now rare).
A relay consisting of or incorporating one or more reed switches.
A bundle of unthreshed wheat straw with the ears removed, used especially for thatching.
A stem or stalk of reed.
A spear made of reed, specifically one of a type used by Australian Aborigines.
= reed dent.
A swamp dominated by the common reed, Phragmites australis, or other tall reed-like plants; swampland of this kind.
(Originally) a switch in which electrical contact is made by two reeds that are caused to touch one another; (later) specifically a small, sensitive, high-speed switching device consisting of a pair of contacts in a sealed glass tube, which can be brought together by the field of an electromagnet surrounding the tube.
A reed-like grass which grows in damp woods and marshes in temperate regions
The common reed, which is cultivated in eastern England for use in thatching
A Eurasian bunting that frequents reed beds and hedgerows, the male having a black head and white collar