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1. reef

noun. ['ˈriːf'] a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water.

Synonyms

  • coral reef

Antonyms

  • give
  • dress

Etymology

  • ref (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Reef

  • disbelief
  • bas-relief
  • vancleef
  • mccleaf
  • debrief
  • salif
  • relief
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • grief
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • thief
  • sheaf
  • seife

Example sentences of the word reef


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cast your fish jig above the reef, and bob the pole in an up-and-down motion.

2. Reef

noun. a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese.

Synonyms

  • Rand
  • Transvaal

3. reef

verb. ['ˈriːf'] roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area.

Synonyms

  • furl

Antonyms

  • rise
  • increase

Etymology

  • ref (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. reef

verb. ['ˈriːf'] lower and bring partially inboard.

Synonyms

  • lower
  • bring down
  • take down
  • get down

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • ref (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. reef

noun. ['ˈriːf'] one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind.

Synonyms

  • strip
  • sail
  • canvas
  • sheet
  • canvass

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • better
  • remember
  • roughness

Etymology

  • ref (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. reef

verb. ['ˈriːf'] reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef.

Synonyms

  • reduce

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • enchant

Etymology

  • ref (Middle English (1100-1500))
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