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ˈmʌm iMum·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummynoun

    informal terms for a mother

  2. mummynoun

    a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)

Wiktionary

  1. Mummynoun

    One's mother

    I prefer Mummy when she doesn't shout at me.

  2. Etymology: From mumie, from momie, from mumia, from مومياء, from مومیا, from موم.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mummynoun

    a dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction

  2. Mummynoun

    dried flesh of a mummy

  3. Mummynoun

    a gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties

  4. Mummynoun

    a brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below)

  5. Mummynoun

    a sort of wax used in grafting, etc

  6. Mummynoun

    one whose affections and energies are withered

  7. Mummyverb

    to embalm; to mummify

  8. Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

Freebase

  1. Mummy

    A mummy is a human or animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs, so that the recovered body will not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. Some authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the word to cover accidentally desiccated bodies goes back at least to the 1730s. Mummies of humans and other animals have been found all around the world, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual conditions, and as cultural artifacts. Over one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats. The oldest known naturally mummified human corpse is a severed head dated as 6,000 years old, found in 1936 at the site named Inca Cueva No. 4 in South America. In addition to the well-known mummies of Ancient Egypt, deliberate mummification was a feature of several ancient cultures in areas of South America and Asia which have very dry climates. There are more than 1000 mummies in Xinjiang, China. The oldest-known deliberate mummy is a child, one of the Chinchorro mummies found in the Camarones Valley, Chile, and dates from around 5050 BC.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mummy

    mum′i, n. a human body preserved by the Egyptian art of embalming, in which wax, spices, &c. were employed: a kind of wax used in grafting: a brown pigment: (obs.) a medicinal gum.—v.t. to embalm and dry as a mummy:—pr.p. mumm′ying; pa.p. mumm′ied.n. Mummificā′tion.—adj. Mumm′iform.—v.t. Mumm′ify, to make into a mummy: to embalm and dry as a mummy:—pr.p. mumm′ifying; pa.p. mumm′ified.ns. Mumm′y-case, a case of wood or cartonnage for an Egyptian mummy; Munny-cloth, the linen cloth in which a mummy was wrapped: a modern fabric resembling it, used as a basis for embroidery: a fabric like crape for mourning-dress, having a cotton or silk warp and woollen weft; Mumm′y-wheat, a variety of wheat with compound spikes—Triticum compositum. [O. Fr. mumie—It. mummia—Ar. and Pers. múmáyin, a mummy—Pers. móm, wax.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mummy

    1. An unobjectionable party whose motives are not questioned. 2. One who is not in business for his health. 3. Any one who does not advertise.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Mummy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #545

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Mummy' in Nouns Frequency: #1506

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mummy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mummy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Mummy in a Sentence

  1. Susan Sutton:

    She has … first-, second- and third-degree burns, she has many tubes in her, she can’t talk. She’s wrapped up like a mummy.

  2. Van Vilsteren:

    We suspect that for the first 200 years, the mummy was exposed and worshiped in a Buddhist temple in China... only in the 14th century did they do all the work to transform it into a nice statue.

  3. Javier Castillo:

    Oil prices will rise again and we'll be ok, we on the Left are people of peace, happiness and harmony. Those on the far Right are the ones seeking violence. Let those bitter mummy's and daddy's boys come here and see the joy.

  4. Francesca Knittel Bowyer:

    Mummy had the fragility of an orchid, the energy of a hummingbird, the tenacity of a hunter. She could change calm waters into a raging storm with a look and the lift of a finger, my heart is a hole without her, but that hole will definitely be filled with incredible memories, sweet, salty and funny. I want her memory to linger with those who knew her and be given to those who did not.

  5. Sahar Saleem:

    We show that, at least for Pharoah Amenhotep I, the priests of the 21st dynasty lovingly repaired the injuries inflicted by the tomb robbers, restored Pharoah Amenhotep mummy to its former glory, and preserved the magnificent jewelry and amulets in place.

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