—gumless, adj. —gumlike, adj./gum/, n., v., gummed, gumming.n.1. any of various viscid, amorphous exudations from plants, hardening on exposure to air and soluble in or forming a viscid mass with water.2. any of various similar exudations, as resin.3. a preparation of such a substance, as for use in the arts or bookbinding.4. See chewing gum.5. mucilage; glue.6. rubber1 (def. 1).7. See gum tree.8. Philately. the adhesive by which a postage stamp is affixed. Cf. o.g. (def. 1).9. Informal. a rubber overshoe or boot.v.t.10. to smear, stiffen, or stick together with gum.11. to clog with or as if with some gummy substance.v.i.12. to exude or form gum.13. to become gummy.14. to become clogged with a gummy substance.15. gum up, Slang. to spoil or ruin.[1350-1400; ME gomme < OF < VL *gumma, for L gummi, cummi < Gk kómmi]gum2/gum/, n., v., gummed, gumming.n.1. Often, gums. Also called gingiva. the firm, fleshy tissue covering the alveolar parts of either jaw and enveloping the necks of the teeth.2. beat one's gums, Slang. to talk excessively or ineffectively.v.t.3. to masticate (food) with the gums instead of teeth.4. to shape or renew the teeth of (a saw), as by grinding.[1275-1325; ME gome, OE goma palate; akin to ON gomr, G Gaumen palate]gum3/gum/, interj. by gum(used as a mild oath).[1825-35; euphemism for GOD]
* * *abbreviation of Gosudarstvenny Universalny Magazin (Russian: "State Department Store")Largest department store in Russia.Situated in Moscow's Red Square, it occupies a huge, ornate building (constructed 1889–93) that once housed more than 1,000 shops. GUM now includes about 150 shops selling food, clothing, home appliances, watches and cameras, and many other goods. It functions more like a Western-style shopping mall than a department store and is a popular tourist attraction.
* * *abbreviation of Gosudarstvenny Universalny Magazin(Russian: (Russia) “State Department Store”), the largest department store in Russia. Situated on a traditional market site on the northeast side of Red Square in Moscow, the building originally known as the Upper Trading Arcade was designed by A.N. Pomerantsev and built in 1889–93 in a pseudo-Russian style over a hidden metal skeleton. In its original form it housed more than 1,000 shops. Reconstructed in 1953, the structure has three levels and now houses about 150 shops. The store, which functions more like a Western-style shopping centre than a department store, offers food, clothing, home appliances, watches and cameras, and many other goods. In addition to offering a full line of products, GUM became a tourist attraction for its remarkable size and ornate interior.
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