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Meaning of GUM

Pronunciation:  gum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  2. [n]  a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
  3. [n]  any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
  4. [n]  wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
  5. [n]  cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  6. [n]  any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  7. [v]  exude or from gum; of certain trees
  8. [v]  grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; of babies and old people

GUM is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: chewing gum, gingiva, glue, gum tree, mucilage, mumble
 See Also: agar, agar-agar, algin, alginic acid, ammoniac, animal glue, animal tissue, balata, Bengal kino, bubble gum, butea gum, butea kino, carrageenan, carrageenin, casein glue, cement, cherry-tree gum, chew, chewing gum, chicle, chicle gum, confection, confectionery, conima, dragon's blood, eucalypt, eucalyptus, eucalyptus gum, eucalyptus kino, eucalyptus tree, euphorbium, exudate, exudate, exudation, exude, fish glue, frankincense, galbanum, ghatti, ghatti gum, guar gum, gum, gum acacia, gum albanum, gum ammoniac, gum arabic, gum ball, gum butea, gum eurphorbium, gum kino, gum olibanum, gum sangapenum, gumwood, gutta balata, gutta-percha, hazelwood, jaw, karaya gum, kino, kino gum, lacquer, liquidambar, liquidambar, manducate, marine glue, masticate, mesquite gum, mouth, olibanum, ooze, ooze out, opopanax, oral cavity, oral fissure, red gum, red gum, rima oris, sangapenum, satin walnut, sterculia gum, sweet, sweet gum, sweet gum, thus, tragacanth, transude, tree, tupelo, tupelo tree, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gum\, n. [OE. gome, AS. gama palate; akin Co G. gaumen,
    OHG. goumo, guomo, Icel. g?mr, Sw. gom; cf. Gr. ? to gape.]
    The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the
    adjacent parts of the jaws.
    {Gum rash} (Med.), strophulus in a teething child; red gum.
    {Gum stick}, a smooth hard substance for children to bite
       upon while teething.
  2. \Gum\, v. t.
    To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn
    saw). See {Gummer}.
  3. \Gum\, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis,
    fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It.
    1. 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.
    2. (Bot.) See {Gum tree}, {below}.
    3. 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. [Southern U. S.]
    4. A rubber overshoe. [Local, U. S.]
    {Black gum}, {Blue gum}, {British gum}, etc. See under
       {Black}, {Blue}, etc.
    {Gum Acaroidea}, the resinous gum of the Australian grass
       tree ({Xanlhorrh[oe]a}).
    {Gum animal} (Zo["o]l.), the galago of West Africa; -- so
       called because it feeds on gums. See {Galago}.
    {Gum animi or anim['e]}. See {Anim['e]}.
    {Gum arabic}, a gum yielded mostly by several species of
       {Acacia} (chiefly {A. vera} and {A. Arabica}) growing in
       Africa and Southern Asia; -- called also {gum acacia}.
       East Indian gum arabic comes from a tree of the Orange
       family which bears the elephant apple.
    {Gum butea}, a gum yielded by the Indian plants {Butea
       frondosa} and {B. superba}, and used locally in tanning
       and in precipitating indigo.
    {Gum cistus}, a plant of the genus {Cistus} ({Cistus
       ladaniferus}), a species of rock rose.
    {Gum dragon}. See {Tragacanth}.
    {Gum elastic}, {Elastic gum}. See {Caoutchouc}.
    {Gum elemi}. See {Elemi}.
    {Gum juniper}. See {Sandarac}.
    {Gum kino}. See under {Kino}.
    {Gum lac}. See {Lac}.
    {Gum Ladanum}, a fragrant gum yielded by several Oriental
       species of Cistus or rock rose.
    {Gum passages}, sap receptacles extending through the
       parenchyma of certain plants ({Amygdalace[ae]},
       {Cactace[ae]}, etc.), and affording passage for gum.
    {Gum pot}, a varnish maker's utensil for melting gum and
       mixing other ingredients.
    {Gum resin}, the milky juice of a plant solidified by
       exposure to air; one of certain inspissated saps, mixtures
       of, or having properties of, gum and resin; a resin
       containing more or less mucilaginous and gummy matter.
    {Gum sandarac}. See {Sandarac}.
    {Gum Senegal}, a gum similar to gum arabic, yielded by trees
       ({Acacia Verek} and {A. Adansoni["a]}) growing in the
       Senegal country, West Africa.
    {Gum tragacanth}. See {Tragacanth}.
    {Gum tree}, the name given to several trees in America and
       (a) The black gum ({Nyssa multiflora}), one of the largest
           trees of the Southern States, bearing a small blue
           fruit, the favorite food of the opossum. Most of the
           large trees become hollow.
       (b) A tree of the genus {Eucalyptus.} See {Eucalpytus.}
       (c) The sweet gum tree of the United States ({Liquidambar
           styraciflua}), a large and beautiful tree with
           pointedly lobed leaves and woody burlike fruit. It
           exudes an aromatic terebinthine juice.
    {Gum water}, a solution of gum, esp. of gum arabic, in water.
    {Gum wood}, the wood of any gum tree, esp. the wood of the
       {Eucalyptus piperita}, of New South Wales.
  4. \Gum\, v. t. [imp. &. p. {Gummed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by
    gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike
          He frets likke a gummed velvet.Shak.
  5. \Gum\, v. i.
    To exude or from gum; to become gummy.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are chewing gum, suggests that you are unable to express yourself effectively. You may feel vulnerable. Alternatively, is symbolizes a sticky situation that you found yourself in. Dreaming that you are unable to get rid of your gum, suggests that you are experiencing some indecision, powerlessness or frustration. You may lack understanding in a situation or find that a current problem is overwhelming.
Thesaurus Terms
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