Reed in Scrabble Dictionary

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Yes. The word reed is a Scrabble US word. The word reed is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word reed is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Valid words made from Reed

You can make 15 words from 'reed' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'reed'

DEER 5DERE 5
DREE 5ERED 5
REDE 5REED 5

3 letters words from 'reed'

DEE 4ERE 3
RED 4REE 3

2 letters words from 'reed'

DE 3ED 3
EE 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of reed

reed ered reed ered eerd eerd rede erde rdee dree edre dere rede erde rdee dree edre dere eedr eedr eder deer eder deer

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word reed. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in reed.

Definitions and meaning of reed

reed

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rēd, IPA(key): /ɹiːd/
  • Homophones: read, Reid, Reade, Read
  • Rhymes: -iːd

Etymology 1

From Middle English rede, from Old English hrēod, from Proto-West Germanic *hreud, of uncertain origin. Akin to Saterland Frisian Rait (reed), West Frisian reid (reed), Dutch riet (reed), German Ried (reed). No cognates in North Germanic languages, but the existence of an otherwise unattested Gothic *𐌷𐍂𐌹𐌿𐌳 (*hriud) was supposed by the brothers Grimm. They also theorised that the word may have a relation to the retas mentioned in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius). The measuring reed sense is the translation of Akkadian qanûm ("cane") used in the Bible and elsewhere.

Noun

reed (countable and uncountable, plural reeds)

  1. (countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
  2. (countable) The hollow stem of these plants.
  3. (countable, music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
  4. (countable, music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
  5. (countable, weaving) A comb-like part of a beater for beating the weft when weaving.
  6. (countable, historical) A piece of whalebone or similar for stiffening the skirt or waist of a woman's dress.
  7. (uncountable, architecture) Reeding.
  8. (mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  9. Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
  10. (poetic, obsolete) A missile weapon.
  11. (archaic, metrology) A measuring rod.
    1. A Babylonian unit of measure the length of a reed, equal to half a nindan, or six cubits.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

reed (third-person singular simple present reeds, present participle reeding, simple past and past participle reeded)

  1. (transitive) To thatch.
  2. To mill or mint with reeding.

Etymology 2

See ree

Verb

reed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ree

Etymology 3

Alternative forms

  • read

Noun

reed (plural reeds)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.

References

Anagrams

  • Rede, de re, deer, dere, dree, rede

Dutch

Pronunciation 1

  • Rhymes: -eːt, -eː
  • IPA(key): /reː(t)/
  • Homophone: reedt

Verb

reed

  1. singular past indicative of rijden

Pronunciation 2

  • Rhymes: -eːt
  • IPA(key): /reːt/
  • Homophone: reedt

Verb

reed

  1. first-person singular present indicative of reden
  2. imperative of reden

Anagrams

  • rede

Middle English

Noun

reed

  1. (Chaucer) advice, counsel

Adjective

reed

  1. red
    • 14th c., Chaucer, General Prologue
      Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
      Bold was her face, and fair, and red of hue.

West Frisian

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

reed c (plural redens, diminutive reedsje)

  1. skate
Further reading
  • “reed (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian *rēd, from Proto-Germanic *raidō.

Noun

reed c (plural reden, diminutive reedsje)

  1. driveway
  2. journey
Further reading
  • “reed (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • smoky, dirty.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)