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English noun: gum

1. gum (food) a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing


Synonymschewing gum


Broader (hypernym)confection, sweet


Narrower (hyponym)bubble gum, gum ball


Substance holonymchicle, chicle gum

2. gum (body) the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth


Synonymsgingiva


Broader (hypernym)animal tissue


Part meronymmouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

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


Broader (hypernym)exudate, exudation


Narrower (hyponym)agar, agar-agar, algin, alginic acid, ammoniac, balata, Bengal kino, butea gum, butea kino, carrageenan, carrageenin, cherry-tree gum, chicle, chicle gum, conima, dragon's blood, eucalyptus gum, eucalyptus kino, euphorbium, frankincense, galbanum, ghatti, ghatti gum, guar gum, gum acacia, gum albanum, gum ammoniac, gum arabic, gum butea, gum eurphorbium, gum kino, gum olibanum, gum sangapenum, gutta balata, gutta-percha, karaya gum, kino, kino gum, lacquer, liquidambar, mesquite gum, mucilage, olibanum, opopanax, red gum, sangapenum, sterculia gum, sweet gum, thus, tragacanth

4. gum (substance) cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive


Synonymsglue, mucilage


Broader (hypernym)cement


Narrower (hyponym)animal glue, casein glue, fish glue, marine glue

5. gum (plant) wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum


Synonymsgumwood


Broader (hypernym)wood


Narrower (hyponym)hazelwood, red gum, satin walnut, sweet gum


Substance meronymgum, gum tree

6. gum (plant) any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum


Synonymsgum tree


Broader (hypernym)tree


Narrower (hyponym)eucalypt, eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree, liquidambar, tupelo, tupelo tree


Substance holonymgum, gumwood


English verb: gum

1. gum (contact) cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum


SamplesIf you gum the tape it is stronger.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, put on

2. gum (consumption) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty


SamplesThe old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food.


Synonymsmumble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chew, jaw, manducate, masticate

3. gum (change) become sticky


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

4. gum (body) exude or form gum


SamplesThese trees gum in the Spring.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude









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