Complete Definition of "gum"

See|GUM
English

Pronunciation
enPR|gÅ­m, IPA|gÊm, SAMPA|gVm
rhymes|Êm

Etymology 1
Old English goma, Old High German goumo, German Gaumen, Old Norse gomr âpalateâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. often|in plural The flesh round the teeth.

Synonyms
gingiva (medical term)

Derived terms
rel-top|terms derived from gum in the sense the flesh around the teeth
gumboil
gum-didder
gum-digger
gum-digging
gum disease
gumless
gummed
gummy
rel-mid
gum ridge
gum-ring
gum-rubber
gum shield
gum-stake
gum-tickler
gum-tooth
gumwork
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Translations
trans-top|flesh around teeth
Czech: dáseŠf
Finnish: ikenet
French: gencive m
German: Zahnfleisch n
trreq|Hebrew
Hungarian: íny
Icelandic: gómur m
trans-mid
Ido: jenjivo
Japanese: JAchar|æ­¯è (haguki)
Korean: ì몸 (itmom)
Russian: деÑна (desná) f
Spanish: encía f
Swedish: tandkött n
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Verb
en-verb|gum|m|ing|ed

  1. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal

Etymology 2
ME. gomme, from OF. gome, from Late Latin gumma, from L. gummi, from Greek κÏμμι, of Egyptian origin

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants
  2. uncountable any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants
  3. uncountable chewing gum
  4. countable a single piece of chewing gum

#: Do you have a gum I could have?

Derived terms
rel-top4|terms derived from gum in the above senses
acacia gum
accaroid gum, accroides gum
apple-gum
bee gum
begum
black gum
blue gum
box-gum
British gum
bubble gum, bubble-gum, bubblegum
carob gum
chagual gum
chewing gum
chicle gum
dammar gum
degum
doctor-gum
doctor's gum
elastic gum
free gum
gellan gum
ghatti gum
grilled gum
guar gum
gum acacia
gum acaroidea, gum accroides
gum albanum
gum ammoniac
gum anima, gum animé, gum animi
gum animal
rel-mid4
gum arabic
gumball
gum band
gum benjamin
gum benzoin
gum bichromate
gum-boiler
gum boot, gumboot
gum-bucket
gum butea
gum camphor
gum-chewer
gum-chewing
gum cistus
gum dammar
gum-digger
gum-digging
gum dragon
gum-drop, gumdrop
gum elastic
gum elemi
gum eraser
gum eurphorbium
gum-field
gum-flowers
gum-game
gum guaiac
gum-hole
gum ivy
gum juniper
gum karaya
gum kino
gum labdanum
rel-mid4
gum lac
gum-land
gumlands
gum-line, gumline
gummage
gummy
gum myrrh
gum myrtle
gum nut
gum of ivy
gum olibanum
gum over platinum
gum-paper
gum passage
gum plant
gum-platinum
gum pot
gum print
gum printing
gum-rash
gum resin
gum rockrose
gum sandarac
gum sangapenum
gum-seal
gum-senegal
gumshoe
gum silk
gum stick
gum-succory
gum-sucker
gum-taffeta
rel-mid4
gum-thistle
gum thus
gum tragacanth
gum tree
gum turpentine
gum water
gum wood, gumwood
gum-worker
hog gum
karaya gum
Kordofan gum
locust bean gum
log gum
manna gum
mastic gum
mountain gum
natural gum
red gum
ribbon gum
slum gum, slumgum
snow gum
sonora gum
sour gum
spotted gum
spruce gum
sterculia gum
sugar gum, sugar-gum
sweet gum, sweet gum-tree
tara gum
ungum
white gum
xanthan gum
York gum
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Related terms
gumma
gummatous
gummic acid
gummiferous
gummite
gummose
gummosis
gummosity
gummous

Translations
trans-top|sticky substance exuded by certain plants
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|sticky substance resembling that exuded by certain plants
trans-mid
trans-bottom

chewing gum
See chewing gum

trans-top|single piece of chewing gum
French: chewing-gum m
German: Kaugummi n
trans-mid
Spanish: chicle
Swedish: tuggummi n
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: å£é¦ç³ (kÇu xiÄng táng) (3)
ttbc|Ido: gumo (3)
ttbc|Spanish: goma f (1 and/or 2), chicle m (3)
ttbc|Swedish: gummi n (1,2), tuggummi n (3)

Verb
en-verb|gum|m|ing|ed

  1. To apply an adhesive or gum to
  2. colloquial With up, to impair the functioning of a thing or process.

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Scots

Etymology 1
English #English|gum

Noun
sco-noun

  1. #English|gum

Etymology 2
Origin uncertain; perhaps a specialised use of Etymology 1, above.

Alternative spellings
gumm

Noun
sco-noun

  1. mist, vapour, haze

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