Definition of gum

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • gum is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • gum is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • gum is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 9

Definition of gum


  • wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. gumwood
  • grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. mumble
  • any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. gum tree
  • a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. chewing gum
  • the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. gingiva
  • cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. glue
    2. mucilage
  • any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying (noun)
  • become sticky (verb)
  • cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum (verb)

    Examples

    1. if you gum the tape it is stronger
  • exude or form gum (verb)

    Examples

    1. these trees gum in the Spring

See definition of gum in Merriam Webster

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