Pronunciation: (rēm),[key] —n. 1. a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheets (printer's ream or perfect ream). 2. Usually, reams. a large quantity: He has written reams of poetry.
Pronunciation: (rēm),[key] —v.t. 1. to enlarge to desired size (a previously bored hole) by means of a reamer.
2. to clear with a reamer; remove or press out by reaming.
3. to extract the juice from: to ream an orange. 4. Slang. a. to scold or reprimand severely (usually fol. by out).
b. to cheat; defraud.