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Gum

Definition

[n] the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
[n] a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
[n] any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
[n] wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
[n] cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
[n] any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
[v] exude or from gum; of certain trees
[v] grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; of babies and old people

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