Definitions for reel

Definitions for (noun) reel

Main entry: reel, Virginia reel

Definition: an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

Main entry: Scottish reel, reel

Definition: a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps

Main entry: bobbin, reel, spool

Definition: a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

Main entry: reel

Definition: winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod

Main entry: reel

Definition: a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector

Main entry: reel

Definition: music composed for dancing a reel

Definitions for (verb) reel

Main entry: reel

Definition: wind onto or off a reel

Main entry: keel, lurch, reel, careen, swag, stagger

Definition: walk as if unable to control one's movements

Usage: The drunken man staggered into the room

Main entry: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Visual thesaurus for reel