Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reel

6 senses of reel

Sense 1
reel -- (a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector)
       => film, photographic film -- (photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies)

Sense 2
reel -- (music composed for dancing a reel)
       => dance music -- (music to dance to)

Sense 3
reel -- (winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod)
       => winder -- (mechanical device around which something can be wound)

Sense 4
bobbin, spool, reel -- (a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound)
       => winder -- (mechanical device around which something can be wound)

Sense 5
reel, Scottish reel -- (a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps)
       => square dance, square dancing -- (American country dancing in which couples form squares)

Sense 6
Virginia reel, reel -- (an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines)
       => longways, longways dance -- (country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reel

3 senses of reel

Sense 1
stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen -- (walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "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")

Sense 2
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate -- (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")
       => revolve, go around, rotate -- (turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire")

Sense 3
reel -- (wind onto or off a reel)
       => wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")

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