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Reis \Reis\ (r[imac]s), n. [Ar. ra["i]s head, chief, prince.] A common title in the East for a person in authority, especially the captain of a ship. [Written also rais and ras.]


Reis \Re`is\ (r?"?s or r?z), n. [Pg., pl. of real, an ancient Portuguese coin.] The word is used as a Portuguese designation of money of account, one hundred reis being about equal in value to eleven cents.


Rei \Rei\ (r?), n.;pl. Reis (r?"?s or r?z). [Pg. real, pl. reis. See Real a coin.] A portuguese money of account, in value about one tenth of a cent. [Spelt also ree.]


n. A chief, person with authority

  1. adj. being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow [syn: existent] [ant: unreal]

  2. no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money" [syn: real(a)] [ant: unreal]

  3. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma" [syn: actual, genuine, literal]

  4. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold" [syn: true]

  5. not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"

  6. possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor" [syn: tangible]

  7. being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages" [ant: nominal]

  8. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare [syn: substantial, material] [ant: insubstantial]

  9. (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"

  10. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson [syn: veridical]

  11. founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"

  12. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]

  1. n. any rational or irrational number [syn: real number]

  2. an old small silver Spanish coin

  3. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]

  1. adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: very, really, rattling]

  2. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]


See real


Reis may refer to :

  • Reis (surname), a Portuguese and German surname
  • Reis (military rank), an Ottoman military rank
  • Reis Township, Polk County, Minnesota, U.S.
Reis (surname)

Reis is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Brazil. It was originally a Christian devotional family name of the Middle Ages, probably due to the Portuguese name for the Biblical Magi, the Reis Magos (the Magi Kings). Sometimes the surname is dos Reis (of the Kings). The Reis surname does not denote a single genealogical origin and there are many different families bearing that surname. The Reis etymology is probably from the Latin Rex (" King"), and it is noticeable that it has relations with the German Reich ("Kingdom, Empire"), and the Dutch Rijk (also "Kingdom, Empire"), the Germanic names Rick, Rich, Richard, etc. The Spanish version of this surname is Reyes.

Reis is also a common surname in the German language (where its alternative meaning is "rice"), a historically famous epithet derived from military rank in Turkey (e.g., Piri Reis), and was also used by some European Jews.

It is a name associated with a great number of different people:

  • Alves dos Reis, Portuguese financial criminal
  • António Reis, Portuguese film director
  • Claire Raphael Reis, American music promoter
  • Reis (footballer), nickname of Deivdy Reis Marques do Nascimento, Brazilian footballer born in 1988
  • Gabriel Reis, Brazilian water polo player
  • Irving Reis, radio and film director
  • Johann Philipp Reis, German scientist and inventor
  • John Reis, American musician
  • Jonathan Reis, Football player
  • Matt Reis, American football player
  • Micaela Reis, Angolan model, Top 10 at the 2007 Miss Universe pageant and 1st runner-up at Miss World 2007
  • Michelle Monique Reis, Hong Kong actress
  • Nando Reis, Brazilian rock bass/acoustic guitarist
  • Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, East Timorese politician
  • Ricardo Reis, one of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa's heteronyms
  • Roberto Esser dos Reis, Brazilian ichthyologist
  • Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis, Brazilian actor
  • Ron Reis, American professional wrestler

Category:Surnames Category:Galician-language surnames Category:German-language surnames

Reis (footballer)

Deivdy Reis Marques do Nascimento (born 4 July 1988), commonly known as Reis, is a Brazilian footballer who as a striker for the Thai football club Chainat Hornbill.

Reis (military rank)

Reis (sometimes spelled Rais) was a Turkish military rank akin to that of a naval captain, that was commonly added to the officer's name as an epithet during the Ottoman Empire. Examples include:

  • Piri "Reis"
  • Turgut "Reis"
  • Uluç Ali "Reis"
  • Seydi Ali "Reis"

The rank Reis Pasha referred to an Admiral, while the Kapudan Pasha (akin to Grand Admiral; literally "Captain Pasha") title referred to the commander-in-chief of the Ottoman Navy fleet.

Category:Military ranks of the Ottoman Empire Category:Military ranks of Turkey Category:Ottoman titles Category:Turkish titles

Usage examples of "reis".

Newberry, the botanist who had worked with Petrie at Hawara, introduced as a promising painter of Egyptian scenes, a square-jawed, clean-shaven American named Reisner, who was serving as a member of the International Catalogue Commission of the Cairo Museum, and a Herr Bursch, a former student of Ebers at Berlin.

As Reisen gave him one, the enemy machine gun cut loose with a defiant burst to tell the world its crew was alive, well, and sassy.

Armstrong said, not because Reisen was wrong but because he was right.

Yossel Reisen were on their way out after him when he brought Ustinov in.

Yossel Reisen had gone down to fight in Virginia, too, and never came back.

Project Gutenberg eBook, The Egyptian Conception of Immortality , by George Andrew Reisner This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

To Reisner and Griffith we owe a fairly complete knowledge of king and queen lists that reach back in scarcely broken succession for a thousand years before about A.

Those who work for Herr Reisner are fortunate to have such a comfortable house.

Then Stefan Reisner was kneeling in front of him, his smoke-blackened features making him look even older.

And Webb recognized Stefan Reisner carrying a blanket-wrapped figure to his wagon.

When he reached the Reisner wagon, the whiskered man was in the seat, with Lilli huddled against his side.

The Reisner farm was about a mile away at this point, its shanty-house clearly visible.

From the group present, Stefan Reisner was among the contingent of four selected to go to the Snake M Ranch owned by Ed Mace and demand reparation.

The door opened and Stefan Reisner stepped outside, carrying a shiny new rifle.

Stefan Reisner had come that way, or turn around and ride back to Lilli.