1. gum - noun
· a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
2. 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. gum - noun
· cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
5. gum - noun
· wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
6. gum - noun
· 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. 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"
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