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Meaning & Definition of Reed in English

English

Reed

/rid/

noun

1. Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera arundo and phragmites

    synonym:
  • reed

2. United states journalist who reported on the october revolution from petrograd in 1917

  • Founded the communist labor party in america in 1919
  • Is buried in the kremlin in moscow (1887-1920)
    synonym:
  • Reed
  • ,
  • John Reed

3. United states physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)

    synonym:
  • Reed
  • ,
  • Walter Reed

4. A vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it

  • "The clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
    synonym:
  • reed
  • ,
  • vibrating reed

5. A musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed

    synonym:
  • beating-reed instrument
  • ,
  • reed instrument
  • ,
  • reed