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Definitions of gum

  1. a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; of babies and old people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. exude or from gum; of certain trees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. See Gum tree, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow log. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A rubber overshoe. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To exude or from gum; to become gummy. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Alt. of copal Webster Dictionary DB
  20. See tree, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The soft flesh by which the teeth are surrounded; a sticky substance that comes out of certain trees and shrubs and hardens on the surface; mucilage; India rubber; in the United States, a preparation of a cohesive substance used for chewing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To smear or close with mucilage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To become sticky. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Grummed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Gumming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Gumminess. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. 1. The dried exuded sap from a number of trees and shrubs, forming an amorphous brittle mass ;it forms usually a mucilaginous solution in water. 2. Gingiva, the fibrous tissue covering the alveolar processes of the jaws; see gums. 3. An acneiform eruption in the infant. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  28. Sticky exudation of some plants. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  29. The flesh of the jaws which surrounds the teeth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A substance which exudes from certain trees, and hardens on the surface. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To smear or unite with gum:-pr.p. gumming; pa.p. gummed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Flesh inclosing the teeth; hardened juice of certain trees. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To cement or stiffen with gum. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. India rubber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To smear, stiffen, or stick with gum; become stiff and sticky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. The bardened sap of certain trees or shrubs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. The fleshy tissue that invests the necks of the teeth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The fleshy substance of the jaws, in which the teeth are imbedded. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A transparent mucilage which exudes from trees, and is more or less soluble in water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To smear with gum; to unite by a viscous substance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. A vegetable mucilage or glue, found thickened on the surface of certain trees. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. To smear with gum; to unite with gum. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. An exudation of certain plants and trees; a vegetable mucilage. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  44. [Latin] An exudation of certain plants and trees; vegetable mucilage. na
  45. gum, n. the firm fleshy tissue which surrounds the teeth: (slang) insolence.--n. GUM'BOIL, a boil or small abscess on the gum. [A.S. góma, jaws; Ice. gómr, Ger. gaumen, palate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. gum, n. a substance which exudes from certain trees and plants, and hardens on the surface, including those containing arabin, bassorin, and gum-resins.--v.t. to smear or unite with gum:--pr.p. gum'ming; pa.p. gummed.--ns. GUM'-AR'ABIC, a gum obtained from various species of acacia; GUM'-DRAG'ON, tragacanth; GUM'-ELAS'TIC, india-rubber or caoutchouc; GUM'-JU'NIPER, sandarac.--adj. GUMMIF'EROUS, producing gum.--ns. GUM'MINESS; GUM'MING, act of fastening with gum, esp. the application of gum-water to a lithographic stone: a disease, marked by a discharge of gum, affecting stone-fruit; GUMMOS'ITY, gumminess.--adjs. GUM'MOUS, GUM'MY, consisting of or resembling gum: producing or covered with gum.--ns. GUM'-RASH, red-gum; GUM'-RES'IN, a vegetable secretion formed of resin mixed with more or less gum or mucilage; GUM'-TREE, a name applied to various American and Australian trees; CHEW'ING-GUM (see CHEW). [O. Fr. gomme--L. gummi--Gr. kommi; prob. Coptic kom[=e], gum.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. (usu. pl.). Firm flesh in which the teeth stand; gumboil, small abscess on gg. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. Viscid secretion of some trees& shrubs that hardens in drying but is soluble in water (cf. RESIN), used to stick paper &c. together& stiffen linen &c.; secretion collecting in inner corner of eye; (also g.-tree) any tree exuding g., esp. kinds of eucalyptus (up a g.-t., in a fix, at end of one\'s resources); morbid secretion of g. as disease of fruit-trees; g. ARABIC; g.-dragon, tragacanth; g.-juniper, sandarac; g.-resin, vegetable secretion of resin mixed with g., as gamboge; g.-senegal, kind of g. arabic from Senegal. (Vb) stiffen, smear, with g.; fasten down, together, up, in,&c., with g.; exude g. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. (vulg.). God (in oaths, as my, by, g.!). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Mucilaginous excretion of various plants. American pocket medical dictionary.
  51. See Gingiva. American pocket medical dictionary.
  52. A thick, viscid, tenacious plant exudation which hardens on exposure to the air into a transparent amorphous vitreous mass, distinguished from a resin by being insoluble in alcohol, soluble in water and forming a mucilage with it, or at least being softened by it. See gum resin. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  53. Caoutchouc; used in this sense especially in composition. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  54. The fibrous and mucous structure overlying the alveolar processes of the maxillary bones; often used in the plural. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  55. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] The hard, fleshy substance covering the jaws and investing the teeth. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, Latin, Greek] A concrete mucilage which exudes from the bark of several trees, and thickens on the surface—of several qualities, and generally soluble in cold or hot water—used largely for stiffening and adhesive purposes. Cabinet Dictionary
  57. A vegetable substance differing from a resin, in being more viscid, and dissolving in aqueous menstruums; the fleshy covering that contains the teeth. Complete Dictionary

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