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NOUN (5)

1. tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites;

2. United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920);
[syn: Reed, John Reed]

3. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902);
[syn: Reed, Walter Reed]

4. a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it;
- Example: "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
[syn: reed, vibrating reed]

5. a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed;
[syn: beating-reed instrument, reed instrument, reed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reed \Reed\ (r[=e]d), a. Red. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reed \Reed\, v. & n. Same as Rede. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reed \Reed\, n. The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet. [Prov. Eng. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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). [1913 Webster] 2. A musical instrument made of the hollow joint of some plant; a rustic or pastoral pipe. [1913 Webster] Arcadian pipe, the pastoral reed Of Hermes. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. An arrow, as made of a reed. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 4. Straw prepared for thatching a roof. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting. [1913 Webster] 8. (Arch.) Same as Reeding. [1913 Webster] 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 (Zool.) 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. (Zool.) See Reed bunting, above. Reed stop (Mus.), a set of pipes in an organ furnished with reeds. Reed warbler. (Zool.) (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. [1913 Webster] Reedbird
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reed n 1: tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites 2: United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920) [syn: Reed, John Reed] 3: United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902) [syn: Reed, Walter Reed] 4: a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece" [syn: reed, vibrating reed] 5: a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed [syn: beating-reed instrument, reed instrument, reed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

161 Moby Thesaurus words for "reed": English horn, Pandean pipe, adjutage, aerophone, aftergrass, anthrophore, arrow, arrowhead, aulos, axis, bamboo, barb, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bell, bobtailed arrow, bole, bolt, bombard, cambric tea, cane, carpophore, catheter, caudex, caulicle, caulis, cereal, cereal plant, chested arrow, clarinet, cloth yard shaft, cobweb, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, corn, cromorne, culm, dart, dishwater, double bassoon, double reed, drainpipe, efflux tube, embouchure, farinaceous plant, fife, fipple flute, fire hose, flageolet, flight, flue pipe, flute, fog, footstalk, forage grass, funicule, funiculus, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, gossamer, grain, graminaceous plant, grass, gruel, hair, haulm, hautboy, heckelphone, horn, hornpipe, hose, hosepipe, house of cards, key, lawn grass, leafstalk, licorice stick, lip, matchwood, milk and water, mouthpiece, musette, nipple, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, organ pipe, ornamental grass, panpipe, pedicel, peduncle, penny-whistle, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, piccolo, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, pommer, quarrel, recorder, reed instrument, reed pipe, rope of sand, sand castle, sax, saxophone, seedstalk, shaft, shawm, siamese, siamese connection, single reed, single-reed instrument, siphon, slide, snorkel, soil pipe, sonorophone, spear, spire, stalk, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, stipe, stock, straw, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tap, tenoroon, thread, tigella, tin-whistle, tooter, trunk, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, valve, volley, waste pipe, water, water pipe, whistle, wind, wind instrument, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

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.)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Reed, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 275 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.103055 sq. miles (0.266910 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.103055 sq. miles (0.266910 sq. km) FIPS code: 58880 Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 33.701930 N, 91.443851 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71670 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Reed, AR Reed