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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rumrʌm(n.)

  1. an alcoholic liquor or spirit distilled from molasses or some other fermented sugarcane product.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  2. any intoxicating liquor.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of rum:

1645–55; perh. short for obs. rumbullion, rumbustion

rum*rʌm(adj.)

  1. odd, strange, or queer:

    a rum fellow.

    Category: British

  2. problematic; difficult.

    Category: British

* Chiefly Brit..

Origin of rum:

1765–75; orig. uncert.

rumrʌm(n.)

  1. Category: Games

    Ref: rummy1. 1

Rum.

  1. Rumania.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Rumanian.

    Category: Geography (places), Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rum(noun)

    liquor distilled from fermented molasses

  2. rummy, rum(adj)

    a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards

  3. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rum(noun)ʌm

    an alcoholic drink made from sugar cane

    rum and orange

Wiktionary

  1. rum(Noun)

    A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses

    u201CThe Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.u201D

  2. rum(Noun)

    A serving of rum

    u201CJake tossed down three rums.u201D

  3. rum(Noun)

    A kind or brand of rum

    u201CBundaberg is one of my favourite rums.u201D

  4. rum(Adjective)

    strange, peculiar

  5. Origin: From rūmaz. Cognate with Old Saxon rum, Dutch ruim, Old High German rum, Old Norse rúmr, Gothic 0342033F033C0343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rum(noun)

    a kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor

  2. Rum(adj)

    old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow

  3. Rum(noun)

    a queer or odd person or thing; a country parson

Freebase

  1. Rum

    Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. Rum can be referred to in Spanish by descriptors such as ron viejo and ron añejo. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in the Caribbean and Latin America. Rum is also produced in Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, Hawaii, the Philippines, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, United States and Canada. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas "golden" and "dark" rums were typically consumed individually or used for cooking, but are now commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rums are also available, made to be consumed either straight or iced. Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as in the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. This beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy and piracy. Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic exchange, used to help fund enterprises such as slavery, organized crime, and military insurgencies. See Triangular trade.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rum

    a mountainous, forest-clad island in one of the Inner Hebrides, lies 15 m. off Ardnamurchan Point; a handful of inhabitants cultivate a very small portion of it; the rest is mountain, wood, and moorland; forms a deer-forest.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rum(noun)

a type of alcoholic drink, a spirit made from sugar cane

a bottle of rum.

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