Dictionary Results for gum


1. gum - noun

· a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

Synonym(s): chewing_gum

Hypernym(s): sweet, confection




2. gum - noun

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

Synonym(s): gingiva

Hypernym(s): animal_tissue




3. gum - noun

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

Hypernym(s): exudate, exudation




4. gum - noun

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

Synonym(s): glue, mucilage

Hypernym(s): cement




5. gum - noun

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

Synonym(s): gumwood

Hypernym(s): wood




6. gum - noun

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

Synonym(s): gum_tree

Hypernym(s): tree




7. gum - verb

· cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum; "if you gum the tape it is stronger"

Hypernym(s): put_on, apply




8. gum - verb

· grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

Synonym(s): mumble

Hypernym(s): chew, masticate, manducate, jaw




9. gum - verb

· become sticky

Hypernym(s): change




10. gum - verb

· exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"

Hypernym(s): exude, exudate, transude, ooze_out, ooze





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