Synonyms for reed


1. reed, gramineous plant, graminaceous plant
usage: tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
2. Reed, John Reed
usage: United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
3. Reed, Walter Reed
usage: United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
4. reed, vibrating reed, vibrator
usage: a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
5. beating-reed instrument, reed instrument, reed, woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood
usage: a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
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