Complete Definition of "reel"

English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-reel.ogg|Audio (US)

  • Homophones:real

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËl|-iËl

Noun
en-noun

  1. A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
  2. A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound

#: a log reel, used by seamen
#: an angler's reel
#: a garden reel

  1. A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, -- for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches.
  2. A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives.
  3. A short compilation of sample film work used as a demonstrative resume in the entertainment industry.

Translations
trans-top|Dance, music
Danish: #Danish|reel c
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trans-top|Spool
Danish: tromle c, rulle c, hjul n, trisse c
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trans-top|Machine for winding yarns
Danish: rulle c
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trans-top|Device for a harvesting machine
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trans-top|Compilation of film
Danish: rulle c
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To wind on a reel.
  2. To spin or revolve repeatedly.
  3. To unwind, to bring or acquire something by spinning or winding something else.

#: He reeled off some tape from the roll and sealed the package.

  1. To walk shakily or unsteadily; to stagger; move as if drunk or not in control of one's self.
  2. (reel back) To back off or step away unsteadily and quickly.

#: He reeled back from the punch.

  1. To make or cause to reel.
Quotations
;to stagger
1996, w:Janette Turner Hospital|Janette Turner Hospital, w:Oyster (novel)|Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 111

Translations
trans-top|to wind on a reel
Finnish: t|fi|keriä, t|fi|kelata, t|fi|rullata
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trans-top|to spin or revolve repeatedly
Danish: rulle, spole, vinde
Finnish: t|fi|pyörittää (transitive), t|fi|pyöriä (intransitive)
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trans-top|to bring or acquire something by spinning or winding something else
Danish: rulle
Finnish: kelata (auki)
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trans-top|to walk shakily or unsteadily
Danish: vakle, rave, slingre
Finnish: t|fi|horjua
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Norwegian: vakle
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trans-top|(reel back) to back off or step away unsteadily and quickly
Danish: vakle
Finnish: t|fi|horjahtaa
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trans-top|to make or cause to reel
Finnish: t|fi|horjuttaa (reel back), t|fi|pyörittää (spin)
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Anagrams
leer


Danish

Adjective
reel

  1. real, proper
  2. reliable, trustworthy, honest (about a person)

Noun
reel c

  1. #English|reel (dance)

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Category:Danish nouns
Category:Fishing

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