Definition of ream noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//riːm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//riːm//
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  1. 1reams [plural] (informal) a large quantity of writing She wrote reams in the exam.
  2. 2[countable] (specialist) 500 sheets of paper
  3. Word Originnoun late Middle English: from Old French raime, based on Arabic rizma ‘bundle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ream

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