Musical instruments

  • Single-reed instrument
    Single-reed instrument
    A single-reed instrument is a woodwind instrument that uses only one reed to produce sound. Examples include clarinets, saxophones, and some bagpipes. In a single-reed instrument, the reed is attached to a mouthpiece that is blown into to vibrate the reed, producing the sound...

    , a woodwind instrument that uses only one reed to produce sound
  • Double reed
    Double reed
    A double reed is a type of reed used to produce sound in various wind instruments. The term double reed comes from the fact that there are two pieces of cane vibrating against each other. A single reed consists of one piece of cane which vibrates against a mouthpiece made of metal, hardened...

     instrument, a woodwind instrument that uses two reeds to produce sound
  • Reed (instrument)
    Reed (instrument)
    A reed is a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a musical instrument. The reeds of most Woodwind instruments are made from Arundo donax or synthetic material; tuned reeds are made of metal or synthetics.-Single reeds:Single reeds are used on the mouthpieces of clarinets...

    , a thin strip of cane or similar material which vibrates in wind instruments
  • Reed organ
    Reed organ
    A reed organ, also called a parlor organ, pump organ, cabinet organ, cottage organ, is an organ that generates its sounds using free metal reeds...

    , an organ that generates its sounds using free metal reeds

Science, technology, biology, and medicine

  • Reed (plant)
    Reed (plant)
    Reed is a generic polyphyletic botanical term used to describe numerous tall, grass-like plants of wet places, which are the namesake vegetation of reed beds...

    , one of several tall, grass-like wetland plants of the order Poales
  • Reed bird
    Pallas's Reed Bunting
    The Pallas's Reed Bunting, Emberiza pallasi, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae....

    , Reed Bunting or Pallas's Reed Bunting
  • Reed-Sternberg cell
    Reed-Sternberg cell
    Reed–Sternberg cells are different giant cells found with light microscopy in biopsies from individuals with Hodgkin's lymphoma primarily due to EBV, and certain other disorders...

    , related to Hodgkin's disease
  • Reed (weaving)
    Reed (weaving)
    A reed is part of a loom, and resembles a comb. It is used to push the weft yarn securely into place as it is woven, separates the threads and keeps them in their positions, keeping them untangled, and guides the shuttle as it moves across the loom. It consists of a frame with lots of vertical...

    , a comb like tool for beating the weft when weaving
  • Reed relay
    Reed relay
    A reed relay is a type of relay that uses an electromagnet to control one or more reed switches. The contacts are of magnetic material and the electromagnet acts directly on them without requiring an armature to move them...

    , one or more reed switches controlled by an electromagnet
  • Reed switch
    Reed switch
    The reed switch is an electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field. It was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1936 by W. B. Ellwood. It consists of a pair of contacts on ferrous metal reeds in a hermetically sealed glass envelope...

    , an electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field
  • Reed valve
    Reed valve
    Reed valves are a type of check valve which restrict the flow of fluids to a single direction, opening and closing under changing pressure on each face...

    , restricts the flow of fluids to a single direction
  • Reed reaction
    Reed reaction
    The Reed reaction is a chemical reaction that utilizes light to oxidize hydrocarbons to sulfonyl chlorides. The reaction performs via the free radicals. First, the light makes a molecule of chlorine dissociate homolytically, then an chlorine atom produced attacks the hydrocarbon chain to form...

    , in chemistry
  • Reed pen
    Reed pen
    Reed pens or kalamoi are a type of writing implement with a long history. They are made by cutting and shaping a single reed straw or length of bamboo. Reed pens with regular features such as a split nib have been found in Ancient Egyptian sites dating from the 4th century BC...

    , writing implement in use since ancient times
  • Reed's law
    Reed's law
    Reed's law is the assertion of David P. Reed that the utility of large networks, particularly social networks, can scale exponentially with the size of the network....

    , describes the utility of large networks, particularly social networks
  • Reed–Solomon error correction
    Reed–Solomon error correction
    In coding theory, Reed–Solomon codes are non-binary cyclic error-correcting codes invented by Irving S. Reed and Gustave Solomon. They described a systematic way of building codes that could detect and correct multiple random symbol errors...

    , a systematic way of building codes that can be used to detect and correct multiple random symbol errors


  • Reed Brennan Media Associates
    Reed Brennan Media Associates
    Reed Brennan Media Associates is a service owned by Hearst Corporation, and was a unit of Hearst Holdings, Inc., that handles current King Features Syndicate comic strips and columns...

     in comic strips and columns
  • Reed College
    Reed College
    Reed College is a private, independent, liberal arts college located in southeast Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1908, Reed is a residential college with a campus located in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, featuring architecture based on the Tudor-Gothic style, and a forested canyon wilderness...

    , Portland, Oregon
    • Reed Research Reactor
      Reed Research Reactor
      The Reed Research Reactor is a research nuclear reactor located on-campus at Reed College in Portland, OR. It is a pool-type TRIGA Mark I reactor, built by General Atomics in 1968 and operated since then under licence from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Maximum thermal output is 500 kW...

      , a research nuclear reactor at the College
  • Reed (company)
    Reed (Company)
    REED is an employment agency. The company was founded in 1960 by Sir Alec Reed CBE, FCMA, FCIM, FCIPD and is currently chaired by his son, James Reed MA, MBA, FCIPD. REED also offers training and HR consultancy services. The company’s website,, was established in 1995 and doubles as a...

    , offering employment-related services (UK)
  • Reed Elsevier
    Reed Elsevier
    Reed Elsevier is a publisher and information provider operating in the science, medical, legal, risk and business sectors. It is listed on several of the world's major stock exchanges. It is a FTSE 100 and FT500 Global company...

    , the publishing company
    • Reed Construction Data
      Reed Construction Data
      Reed Construction Data, a subsidiary of Reed Business Information, is a provider of business information for the North American construction industry....

    • Reed Business Information
      Reed Business Information
      Reed Business Information is a large business publisher in the United States, United Kingdom, continental Europe, Australia and Asia, often referred to as RBI...

    • Reed Infomedia India
      Reed Infomedia India
      Reed Infomedia India is a joint venture company between Reed Business Information and . The JV was established in 2006. The first Magazine JCK India was launched in September 2006....

  • Edward C. Reed High School
    Edward C. Reed High School
    Edward C. Reed High School is a public secondary school in Sparks, Nevada and is one of three public high schools run by the Washoe County School District within the city of Sparks. The school was founded in the winter of 1974 to accommodate the ever growing population of students that had flooded...

    , Sparks, Nevada
  • Reed Publishing
    Reed Publishing
    Reed Publishing Ltd. is one of New Zealand's oldest publishers based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded in 1907 by A H Reed. It is a New Zealand literature specialist and also general titles, publishing over 100 titles a year and including a number of significant New Zealand authors such as Barry...

    , a New Zealand publishing house
  • Reed House (disambiguation), several
  • Reed's, Inc.
    Reed's, Inc.
    Reed's, Inc. manufactures naturally brewed sodas including Reed's Ginger Brew, Virgil's Root Beer, Virgil's Natural Cream Sodas and China Cola. Founded by Christopher J. Reed, the company is located in Los Angeles, California. Reed's also owns China Cola and recently acquired . It began...

    , manufactures naturally brewed sodas, California, United States
  • Reed Plantation, Maine, United States
  • Reed Middle School (disambiguation), several
  • Reed-Custer High School
    Reed-Custer High School
    Reed-Custer High School is located at 249 Comet Drive in Braidwood, IL 60408. The principal at RCHS is Tim Ricketts. RCHS is part of the Reed-Custer School District known as 255U. The school mascot is known as "Comets"...

    , in Braidwood, Illinois
  • Reed Arena
    Reed Arena
    Reed Arena is a sports arena and entertainment venue located at the corner of Olsen Boulevard and Kimbrough Boulevard in College Station, Texas. This facility is used for Texas A&M University basketball games and commencement ceremonies, concerts, trade shows, family entertainment, and Texas A&M...

    , a sports arena in College Station, Texas
  • Reed and Stem
    Reed and Stem
    Reed and Stem was an architecture firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was a partnership between Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem . Formed in 1891, the successful partnership captured a wide range of commissions. One early work was Medical Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota...

    , former architecture firm St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Records of Early English Drama (REED), a theatre research centre at the University of Toronto, Canada

Cities and towns

  • Reed, Arkansas
    Reed, Arkansas
    Reed is a town in Desha County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 141 at the 2010 census.-Geography:Reed is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , all land.-Demographics:...

    , United States
  • Reed, California
    Reed, California
    Reed is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California. It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad south-southeast of downtown San Rafael, at an elevation of 52 feet ....

    , United States
  • Reed, California, former name of Ostrom, California
    Ostrom, California
    Ostrom is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad southeast of Olivehurst, at an elevation of 69 feet ....

  • Reed City, Michigan
    Reed City, Michigan
    Reed City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,430. It is the county seat of Osceola County.It is the home town of author Timothy James Bazzett.-Geography:...

    , United States
  • Reed-Cooke, a neighbourhood in Washington DC, United States
  • Reed Creek, Georgia
    Reed Creek, Georgia
    Reed Creek is a census-designated place in Hart County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,148 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Reed Creek is located at ....

    , United States
  • Reed, Hertfordshire
    Reed, Hertfordshire
    Reed is a small village and civil parish in North Hertfordshire. It is situated on a chalk ridge at almost the highest point in the county, approximately 3 miles south of the market town of Royston. The Prime Meridian passes just to the east of the village, between Reed and Barkway...

    , United Kingdom
  • Reed, Norway, see Reed (name)#In Norway
  • Reed Point, Montana
    Reed Point, Montana
    Reed Point is a census-designated place in Stillwater County, Montana, United States. The population was 185 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Reed Point is located at ....

    , of statistical meaning only
  • Reed Plantation, Maine, United States
  • Reed Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Historic interest

  • Reed-Wood Place
    Reed-Wood Place
    Reed—Wood Place is a historic site at 20 Meetinghouse Road in Littleton, Massachusetts.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000....

    , a historic site Littleton, Massachusetts
  • Reed's Creek Farm
    Reed's Creek Farm
    Reed's Creek Farm is a historic home located at Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States. It is a late Georgian style brick house reputedly begun in 1775...

    , a historic home Maryland, United States
  • Reed and Barton Complex
    Reed and Barton Complex
    Reed and Barton Complex is an historic industrial complex at West Brittania and Danforth Streets in Taunton, Massachusetts.The site was constructed from 1830 and added to the National Historic Register in 1984....

    , a historic industrial complex in Taunton, Massachusetts
  • Reed Gold Mine
    Reed Gold Mine
    The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and is the site of the first documented commercial gold find in the United States...

    , defunct, in Midland, North Carolina
  • Reed Memorial Library
    Reed Memorial Library
    Reed Memorial Library is located at the junction of US 6 and NY 52 in Carmel, New York, United States. It is the oldest library building in Putnam County, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980....

    , Carmel, New York, United States

Other uses

  • Reed v. Reed
    Reed v. Reed
    Reed v. Reed, , was an Equal Protection case in the United States in which the Supreme Court ruled that the administrators of estates cannot be named in a way that discriminates between sexes. After the death of their adopted son, Sally and Cecil Reed sought to be named the administrator of their...

    , a United States Supreme Court case (Equal Protection case)
  • Reed's Regiment of Militia
    Reed's Regiment of Militia
    Reed's Regiment of Militia also known as the 6th Middlesex County Militia Regiment was called up at Littleton and Westford, Massachusetts on September 27, 1777 as reinforcements for the Continental Army during the Saratoga Campaign. The regiment marched quickly to join the gathering forces of...

    , a military unit in the U.S. war of independence
  • Reeding
    -Numismatics:In numismatics, reeded edges are often referred to as "ridged" or "grooved". Some coins, such as United States quarters and dimes, have reeded edges. One reason for having reeded edges was to prevent counterfeiting...

    , the process or effect of creating "reeds" around the edges of coins, furniture, and architectural columns
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