Synonyms for reel

Synonyms for (noun) reel

Synonyms: reel, Virginia reel

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

Similar words: longways, longways dance

Definition: country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other


Synonyms: Scottish reel, reel

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

Similar words: square dance, square dancing

Definition: American country dancing in which couples form squares


Synonyms: bobbin, reel, spool

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

Similar words: winder

Definition: mechanical device around which something can be wound


Synonyms: reel

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

Similar words: winder

Definition: mechanical device around which something can be wound


Synonyms: reel

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

Similar words: film, photographic film

Definition: photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies


Synonyms: reel

Definition: music composed for dancing a reel

Similar words: dance music

Definition: music to dance to

Synonyms for (verb) reel

Synonyms: reel

Definition: wind onto or off a reel

Similar words: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child


Synonyms: keel, lurch, reel, careen, swag, stagger

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

Usage: The drunken man staggered into the room

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire