HyperDic: gum

English > 10 senses of the word gum:
NOUNfoodgum, chewing guma preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
bodygum, gingivathe tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
substancegumany of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants
substancegum, glue, mucilagecement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
plantgum, gumwoodwood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
plantgum, gum treeany of various trees of the genera ... / genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
VERBcontactgumcover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
consumptiongum, mumblegrind with the gums
changegumbecome sticky
bodygumexude or form gum
gum > pronunciation
Soundsgah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningA preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing.
Synonymchewing gum
Narrowerbubble gumA kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
gum ballA ball of chewing gum with a coating / coating of colored sugar
Broadersweet, confectionA food rich in sugar
Substanceschicle, chicle gumgum-like substance from the sapodilla
Spanishchicle, goma de mascar
Catalanxiclet
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.
Synonymgingiva
Part ofmouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
Spanishencía
Catalangengiva, geniva
Verbsgumgrind with the gums
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningAny of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying.
Narroweragar, agar-agarA colloidal extract of algae
algin, alginic acidA gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier
ammoniac, gum ammoniacThe aromatic gum of the ammoniac plant
balata, gutta balataWhen dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls
carrageenin, carrageenanA colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae
cherry-tree gumExudation from trees of the Prunus genus
chicle, chicle gumgum-like substance from the sapodilla
conimaA gum resin from the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum
dragon's bloodA dark red resinous substance derived from various trees and used in photoengraving
eucalyptus gum, eucalyptus kino, red gumreddish-brown dried gummy exudation from any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus especially Eucalyptus camaldulensis
euphorbium, gum eurphorbiumAn acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine
frankincense, olibanum, gum olibanum, thusAn aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees
galbanum, gum albanumA bitter aromatic gum resin that resembles asafetida
ghatti, ghatti gumAn Indian gum from the dhawa tree
guar gumA gum from seeds of the guar plant
gum arabic, gum acaciagum from an acacia tree
gum butea, butea gum, butea kino, Bengal kinodried juice of the dhak tree
gutta-perchaA whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha ... / gutta-percha trees
kino, gum kino, kino gumA gum obtained from various tropical plants
lacquerA black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
mesquite gumA gum obtained from mesquite pods
mucilageA gelatinous substance secreted by plants
opopanaxAn odorous gum resin formerly used in medicines
sangapenum, gum sangapenumA variety of gum
sterculia gum, karaya gumExudate of an Asian tree
sweet gum, liquidambararomatic exudate from the sweet gum tree
tragacanthA gum used in pharmacy, adhesives, and textile printing
Broaderexudate, exudationA substance that oozes out from plant pores / pores
Spanishgoma
Catalangoma
Verbsgumexude or form gum
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 4, substance
Meaningcement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive.
Synonymsglue, mucilage
Narroweranimal glueA protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
casein gluemade from casein
fish gluegelatinous substance obtained by boiling skins fins and bones of fish
marine glueglue that is not water soluble
BroadercementSomething that hardens to act as adhesive material
Spanishcola, goma, mucílago, pegamento
Catalancola, goma d'enganxar, goma
Adjectivesgummyhaving the sticky properties of an adhesive
Verbsgumcover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 5, plant
Meaningwood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum.
Synonymgumwood
Narrowersweet gum, satin walnut, hazelwood, red gumreddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
BroaderwoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Substance ofgum tree, gumAny of various trees of the genera ... / genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
English > gum: 10 senses > noun 6, plant
MeaningAny of various trees of the genera ... / genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum.
Synonymgum tree
Narrowereucalyptus, eucalypt, eucalyptus treeA tree of the genus Eucalyptus
liquidambarAny tree of the genus Liquidambar
tupelo, tupelo treeAny of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
BroadertreeA tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
Substancesgumwood, gumwood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
Spanishárbol gomero
Catalaneucaliptus
English > gum: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"if you gum the tape it is stronger"
Broaderput on, applyapply to a surface
Nounsgumcement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
English > gum: 10 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaninggrind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymmumble
Broaderchew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
Nounsgumthe tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
gummingineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
English > gum: 10 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome sticky.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > gum: 10 senses > verb 4, body
Meaningexude or form gum.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"these trees gum in the Spring"
Broaderexude, exudate, transude, ooze out, oozeRelease (a liquid / liquid) in drops or small quantities
Spanishresinar
Catalanresinar
Nounsgumany of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants

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