What does fume mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoke, fume(verb)

    a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

  2. fume(verb)

    be mad, angry, or furious

  3. fume, smoke(verb)

    emit a cloud of fine particles

    "The chimney was fuming"

  4. fumigate, fume(verb)

    treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

  5. reek, fume(verb)

    be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face


  1. fume(Noun)

    A gas or vapour/vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale. Fumes are solid particles formed by condensation from the gaseous state, e.g. metal oxides from volatilized metals. They can flocculate and coalesce. Their particle size is between 0.1 and 1 micron. (A micron is one millionth of a metre)

    Don't stand around in there breathing the fumes while the adhesive cures.

  2. fume(Noun)

    A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.

  3. fume(Verb)

    Emit fumes.

  4. fume(Verb)

    Expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints.

  5. fume(Verb)

    To feel or express great anger.

    He's still fuming about the argument they had yesterday.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fume(noun)

    exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco

  2. Fume(noun)

    rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion

  3. Fume(noun)

    anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination

  4. Fume(noun)

    the incense of praise; inordinate flattery

  5. Fume(noun)

    to smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor

  6. Fume(noun)

    to be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied

  7. Fume(noun)

    to pass off in fumes or vapors

  8. Fume(noun)

    to be in a rage; to be hot with anger

  9. Fume(verb)

    to expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room

  10. Fume(verb)

    to praise inordinately; to flatter

  11. Fume(verb)

    to throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor

  12. Origin: [L. fumus; akin to Skr. dhma smoke, dh to shake, fan a flame, cf. Gr. qy`ein to sacrifice, storm, rage, qy`mon, qy`mos, thyme, and perh. to E. dust: cf. OF. fum smoke, F. fume. Cf. Dust, n., Femerell, Thyme.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fume

    fūm, n. smoke or vapour: any volatile matter: heat of mind, rage, a passionate person: anything unsubstantial, vain conceit.—v.i. to smoke: to throw off vapour: to be in a rage: to offer incense to.—n. Fum′atory, a place for smoking or fumigation.—adjs. Fū′mid, smoky; Fumif′erous, producing fumes.—n. Fumos′ity, quality of being fumous: (pl.) the fumes arising from over eating or drinking.—adjs. Fum′ous, Fumose′, Fum′y, producing fumes. [O. Fr. fum—L. fumus, smoke.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fume in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare, Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1.:

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

  2. Adam Mosseri:

    The issue of fake news on Facebook has been a hot topic for months, particularly during the recent U.S. presidential election. In one hoax article, for example, Pope Francis was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump. FACEBOOK's' FAKE NEWS' HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA REVAMP, EXPERTS SAY Facebook’s Trending Topics section also fell prey to some high-profile fake stories after the social network implemented an algorithmic feed this summer. These included a false article that Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly and a hoax article about the Sept. 11 attacks. On another occasion a seemingly innocent hashtag that appeared in Trending Topics linked to an inappropriate video. The social network announced Thursday that it will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, which they can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network. Five fact-checking and news organizations are working with the company on this : The Associated Press, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes. Facebook says this group is likely to expand. FACEBOOK BLOCKS CAR INSURER FROM PROFILING USERS In his blog post, Adam Mosseri explained that if the fact-checking organizations identify a story as a fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to a corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed, he added. While users will still be able to share these stories, they will receive a warning that the story has been disputed. Additionally, once a story is flagged, it can not be made into an ad and promoted, according to Facebook. The Menlo Park, California-based firm will also be looking for signs that a story has misled people in some way, such as instances where people are significantly less likely to share a story after reading it. FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FUME AFTER PUSH TO CENSOR TRUMP POSTS REBUFFED Facebook, which gave a preview of its anti-fake news strategy last month, is also looking to disrupt financial incentives for spammers. On the buying side we’ve eliminated the ability to spoof domains, which will reduce the prevalence of sites that pretend to be real publications.

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Translations for fume

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استشاط غضبا, ثارArabic
  • ядосвам се, изпарение, пуша, гневя се, дим, димяBulgarian
  • qualmen, Rauch, schäumen, rauchen, QualmGerman
  • humo, humear, echar humoSpanish
  • kihistä kiukusta, höyrytä, puhista raivosta, höyryFinnish
  • fulminerFrench
  • battere i piedi, mangarsi il fegato, fumare, rodersi il fegato, rodersiItalian
  • duman, köpürmek, tütmek, is, külTurkish
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