What does gum mean?

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gʌmgum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chewing gum, gum(noun)

    a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

  2. gingiva, gum(noun)

    the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

  3. gum(noun)

    any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

  4. glue, gum, mucilage(noun)

    cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

  5. gumwood, gum(noun)

    wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum

  6. gum tree, gum(verb)

    any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum

  7. gum(verb)

    cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum

    "if you gum the tape it is stronger"

  8. mumble, gum(verb)

    grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty

    "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

  9. gum(verb)

    become sticky

  10. gum(verb)

    exude or form gum

    "these trees gum in the Spring"

GCIDE

  1. Gum(v. t.)

    To chew with the gums, rather than with the teeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gum(noun)

    the dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  2. Gum(verb)

    to deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  3. Gum(noun)

    a vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  4. Gum(noun)

    see Gum tree, below

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  5. Gum(noun)

    a hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow log

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  6. Gum(noun)

    a rubber overshoe

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  7. Gum(verb)

    to smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

  8. Gum(verb)

    to exude or from gum; to become gummy

    Etymology: [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. , prob. from an Egyptian form kam; cf. It. gomma.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gum

    gum, n. the firm fleshy tissue which surrounds the teeth: (slang) insolence.—n. Gum′boil, a boil or small abscess on the gum. [A.S. góma, jaws; Ice. gómr, Ger. gaumen, palate.]

  2. Gum

    gum, n. a substance which exudes from certain trees and plants, and hardens on the surface, including those containing arabin, bassorin, and gum-resins.—v.t. to smear or unite with gum:—pr.p. gum′ming; pa.p. gummed.—ns. Gum′-ar′abic, a gum obtained from various species of acacia; Gum′-drag′on, tragacanth; Gum′-elas′tic, india-rubber or caoutchouc; Gum′-ju′niper, sandarac.—adj. Gummif′erous, producing gum.—ns. Gum′miness; Gum′ming, act of fastening with gum, esp. the application of gum-water to a lithographic stone: a disease, marked by a discharge of gum, affecting stone-fruit; Gummos′ity, gumminess.—adjs. Gum′mous, Gum′my, consisting of or resembling gum: producing or covered with gum.—ns. Gum′-rash, red-gum; Gum′-res′in, a vegetable secretion formed of resin mixed with more or less gum or mucilage; Gum′-tree, a name applied to various American and Australian trees; Chew′ing-gum (see Chew). [O. Fr. gomme—L. gummi—Gr. kommi; prob. Coptic komē, gum.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GUM

    A substance for sticking. GUM-GAME A game in which some one is stuck.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gum

    "Shaking the gum out of a sail" is said of the effect of bad weather on new canvas.

Editors Contribution

  1. gum

    A form of tissue in the mouth of an animal or human being.

    We all brush our teeth and pay attention to the gum area to ensure they are clean.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 15, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gum in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gum in a Sentence

  1. Brad Parscale:

    We can't afford not to do this, it's hard to win elections when you have interference in elections. We've been winning elections. We know how to walk and chew gum.

  2. Raymond Casciari:

    The saliva you secrete when chewing gum really has a calming effect on acid reflux.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    We're going to spend a lot of time in Michigan, we think that's a very important state for us, and, you know, we can chew gum and walk at the same time.

  4. Gary Coody:

    We're finding an alarming number of these products sold online and in retail stores, we've seen pills, coffees, chewing gum and dissolvable oral strips that contain hidden drug ingredients or untested chemicals.

  5. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Television: chewing gum for the eyes.

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