Reed


Reed
/reed/, n.
1. Sir Carol, 1906-76, British film director.
2. Ishmael (Scott), born 1938, U.S. novelist and poet.
3. John, 1887-1920, U.S. journalist and poet.
4. Stanley Forman /fawr"meuhn/, 1884-1980, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1938-57.
5. Thomas Brackett, 1839-1902, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1889-91, 1895-99.
6. Walter C., 1851-1902, U.S. army surgeon who proved that a type of mosquito transmits the yellow fever virus.
7. a male given name, form of Read.

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In botany, any of several species of large aquatic grasses, especially the four species in the genus Phragmites (family Poaceae, or Gramineae).

The common, or water, reed (P. australis) occurs along the margins of lakes, fens, marshes, and streams from the Arctic to the tropics. It is a broad-leaved grass, about 5–15 ft (1.5–5 m) tall, with feathery flower clusters and stiff, smooth stems. Bur reed (genus Sparganium) and reed mace (genus Typha) are plants of other families. Dried reed stems have been used for millennia as thatching and construction material, in basketry, for arrows and pens, and in musical instruments (see reed instruments).
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(as used in expressions)
Reed John
Reed Sir Carol
Reed Thomas Brackett
Reed Walter
Reed Willis
Reeds Plain of

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plant
 in botany, any of several species of large aquatic grasses, especially the four species constituting the genus Phragmites of the grass family (Poaceae). The common, or water, reed (Phragmites australis) occurs along the margins of lakes, fens, marshes, and streams from the Arctic to the tropics. It is a broad-leafed grass, about 1.5 to 5 m (5 to 16.5 feet) tall, with feathery flower clusters and stiff, smooth stems. Other plants of the family Poaceae known as reeds are giant reed (Arundo donax), sea reed (Ammophila arenaria), reed canary grass (Phalaris), and reedgrass, or bluejoint (Calamagrostis). Bur reed (Sparganium) and reed mace (cattail) (Typha) are plants of other families.

      Dried reed stems have been used for millennia as thatching and construction material, in basketry, for arrows and pens, and in musical instruments (see reed instruments). They also are harvested for their cellulose content.

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  • Reed — Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reed — can refer to: * REED, a theatre research centre at the University of Toronto, Canada* Edward C. Reed High School, Sparks, Nevada * Reed Airport * Reed College, Portland, Oregon * Reed (Company), group of companies offering employment related… …   Wikipedia

  • Reed — steht für: Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA Reed Elsevier, internationale Verlagsgruppe Reed Exhibitions, internationaler Messeveranstalter Reed (Familienname), der Familienname Reed Reed Relais, eine elektrische Schaltvorrichtung Reed… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • REED (C.) — REED CAROL (1906 1976) Ancien acteur, secrétaire et conseiller théâtral de l’infatigable romancier Edgar Wallace, Carol Reed débute au cinéma comme assistant de David Lean, puis dirige de 1942 à 1945 l’Army Film Unit. À la tradition quasi… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reed´|i|ly — reed|y «REE dee», adjective, reed|i|er, reed|i|est. 1. full of reeds: »a reedy pond, the broad, reedy fen (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • reed|y — «REE dee», adjective, reed|i|er, reed|i|est. 1. full of reeds: »a reedy pond, the broad, reedy fen (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reed — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Reed hace referencia a: Andre Reed, jugador estadounidense de fútbol americano; Carol Reed, director y prdocutor de cine británico. Donna Reed, actriz estadounidense. John Reed, periodista norteamericano. Obtenido de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Reed — Reed, Carol * * * (as used in expressions) Reed, John Reed, Sir Carol Reed, Thomas B(rackett) Reed, Walter Reed, Willis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Reed —   [riːd],    1) Sir (seit 1952) Carol, britischer Filmregisseur, * London 30. 12. 1906, ✝ ebenda 25. 4. 1976; kam 1924 (als Schauspieler) zum Theater; ab 1935 Filmregisseur; während des Krieges Dokumentarist.   Filme: Die Sterne blicken herab… …   Universal-Lexikon


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