Definition of reel

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • reel is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 4
  • reel is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 4
  • reel is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 5

Definition of reel


  • an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. virginia reel
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. gyrate
    2. spin
    3. spin around
    4. whirl
  • a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. scottish reel
  • walk as if unable to control one's movements (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. careen
    2. keel
    3. lurch
    4. stagger
    5. swag
  • a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bobbin
    2. spool
  • a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector (noun)
  • music composed for dancing a reel (noun)
  • winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod (noun)
  • wind onto or off a reel (verb)

See definition of reel in Merriam Webster

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