Definitions of gum

  1. To smear, stiffen, or stick with gum; become stiff and sticky.
  2. To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of ( a worn saw). See Gummer.
  3. 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.
  4. To smear or close with mucilage.
  5. To smear or unite with gum:- pr. p. gumming; pa. p. gummed'.
  6. To cement or stiffen with gum.
  7. To exude or from gum; to become gummy.
  8. To become sticky.
  9. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; of babies and old people
  10. exude or form gum; " these trees gum in the Spring"
  11. 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.
  12. See Gum tree, below.
  13. Alt. of copal
  14. To smear with gum; to unite by a viscous substance.
  15. To smear with gum; to unite with gum.
  16. Gumming.
  17. a preparation ( usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
  18. the tissue ( covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  19. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
  20. any of various substances ( soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  21. The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.
  22. 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.
  23. A rubber overshoe.
  24. See tree, below.
  25. 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.
  26. The flesh of the jaws which surrounds the teeth.
  27. A substance which exudes from certain trees, and hardens on the surface.
  28. Flesh inclosing the teeth; hardened juice of certain trees.
  29. India rubber.
  30. The bardened sap of certain trees or shrubs.
  31. The fleshy tissue that invests the necks of the teeth.
  32. The fleshy substance of the jaws, in which the teeth are imbedded.
  33. A transparent mucilage which exudes from trees, and is more or less soluble in water.
  34. A vegetable mucilage or glue, found thickened on the surface of certain trees.
  35. An exudation of certain plants and trees; a vegetable mucilage.
  36. Grummed.
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