reel

reel

reel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reel

Definition
(noun) a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
Definition
(noun) music composed for dancing a reel
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(noun) winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
Definition
(noun) a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
Synonyms : bobbin , spool

Definition
(noun) a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
Synonyms : scottish reel

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(noun) an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
Synonyms : virginia reel

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(verb) walk as if unable to control one's movements
Synonyms : careen , keel , lurch , stagger , swag
Example Sentence
  • The drunken man staggered into the room

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(verb) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
Synonyms : gyrate , spin , spin around , whirl
Example Sentence
  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Definition
(verb) wind onto or off a reel

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