[ reys; Portuguese reys ]

plural noun

, singular re·al [rey-, ahl, r, e-, ahl].
  1. a former money of account of Portugal and Brazil.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reis1

1545–55; < Portuguese, plural of real real 2

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Example Sentences

One student, Leah Reis-Dennis, started an online petition on to get him booted off the show.

His lordship insisted that the reis effendi should be dismissed from his office.

Reis Hammida himself had already been wounded by one of the first shots from the Constellation.

However the reis pluckily led the way, and seized him by the hind leg, when the crowd of men rushed in, and we had a grand tussle.

Then you will be relieved to hear, possibly, that five hundred reis is no more than half a dollar.

Latterly Reis had confined his teaching and study to matters of science; but his bad health was a serious impediment.


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