/reem/ , n.
1. a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheets (printer's ream or perfect ream) .
2. Usually, reams . a large quantity: He has written reams of poetry.
[ 1350-1400; ME rem ( e ) reime, rame rezma rizmah bale ]
/reem/ , v.t.
1. to enlarge to desired size (a previously bored hole) by means of a reamer.
2. to clear with a reamer; remove or press out by reaming.
3. to extract the juice from: to ream an orange.
a. to scold or reprimand severely (usually fol. by out ).
b. to cheat; defraud.
[ 1805-15; orig. uncert. ]