Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of ream.
  • Same as ream.
  • To cry or moan.
  • noun A dialectal variant of rime.
  • noun The Hebrew name of an animal mentioned in the Old Testament (Job xxxix. 9, etc.), variously translated ‘unicorn,’ ‘wild ox,’ and ‘ox-antelope,’ now identified as Bos primigenius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The Hebrew name of a horned wild animal, probably the Urus.
  • transitive verb (Naut.) To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.
  • transitive verb (Naut.) an iron chisel for reeming the seams of planks in calking ships.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large horned animal in ancient Hebrew literature, variously identified with the wild ox or aurochs (Bos primigenius), the Arabian oryx, or a mythical creature (compare unicorn).
  • verb transitive, nautical To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Etymologies

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From Classical Hebrew רְאֵם (r'em).

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Compare ream ("to make a hole in")

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