The word "reed" has many different possible meanings in English. The primary meaning of reed
is a plant
with a tall strong hollow stem that grows in large groups in shallow water or on marshy ground. See reed (plant)
Reed also denotes the stem itself that is used for making the roofs of houses. See thatching.
A reed is also a thin strip of material which vibrates to make music, often made from the stem of the reed plant. See reed (music).
Reed College is located in Portland, Oregon.
Reed is the name of some places in the United States of America including
People whose surname
is or was Reed
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