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reel

noun (n)

  • a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • music composed for dancing a reel (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bobbin, spool
    source: wordnet30
  • a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps (noun.act)
    Synonym: scottish reel
    source: wordnet30
  • an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines (noun.act)
    Synonym: virginia reel
    source: wordnet30
  • A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler's reel; a garden reel. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • walk as if unable to control one's movements (verb.motion)
    Synonym: careen, keel, lurch, stagger, swag
    source: wordnet30
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • wind onto or off a reel (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To roll. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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