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English noun: hum

1. hum (state) the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity


SamplesThey manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers.
There is a constant hum of military preparation.


Synonymsbusyness


Broader (hypernym)action, activeness, activity

2. HUM (group) an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan


SynonymsAl Faran, Harkat ul-Ansar, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, HUA, Movement of Holy Warriors


Instance hypernymforeign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organization


Domain categoryact of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act


Domain regionIslamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan

3. hum (event) a humming noise


SamplesThe hum of distant traffic.


Synonymshumming


Broader (hypernym)noise


English verb: hum

1. hum (communication) sing with closed lips


SamplesShe hummed a melody.


ExamplesSam and Sue hum, They will hum the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing

2. hum (stative) be noisy with activity


SamplesThis office is buzzing with activity.


ExamplesCars hum in the streets , The streets hum with cars


Synonymsbuzz, seethe


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)pullulate, swarm, teem

3. hum (perception) sound with a monotonous hum


Synonymsthrum


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

4. hum (communication) make a low continuous sound


SamplesThe refrigerator is humming.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound









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