Definition of Hum

1. Noun. The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity. "There is a constant hum of military preparation"

Exact synonyms: Busyness
Generic synonyms: Action, Activeness, Activity
Derivative terms: Busy, Busy, Busy



2. Verb. Sing with closed lips. "They will hum the duet"; "She hummed a melody"
Generic synonyms: Sing
Derivative terms: Hummer, Humming

3. Noun. An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan.

4. Verb. Be noisy with activity. "The streets hum with crowds"; "This office is buzzing with activity"
Exact synonyms: Buzz, Seethe
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Pullulate, Swarm, Teem
Derivative terms: Buzz, Humming

5. Noun. A humming noise. "The hum of distant traffic"
Exact synonyms: Humming
Generic synonyms: Noise

6. Verb. Sound with a monotonous hum. "The streets hum with cars "
Exact synonyms: Thrum
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

7. Verb. Make a low continuous sound. ; "The refrigerator is humming"
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Humming

Definition of Hum

1. v. i. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.

2. v. t. To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.

3. n. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.

4. interj. Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.

Definition of Hum

1. Noun. A hummed tune, i.e. created orally with lips closed. ¹

2. Noun. An often indistinct sound resembling human humming. ¹

3. Noun. Busy activity, like a beehive's buzz ¹

4. Noun. (UK slang) unpleasant odour. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To express of affect by humming ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To drone like certain insects naturally do in motion, or sounding similarly ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To buzz, be busily active like a beehive ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To produce a low sounds which blend continuously ¹

10. Verb. (British) To reek, smell bad. ¹

11. Verb. (British) To deceive, or impose on one by some story or device. ¹

12. Interjection. hmm; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hum

1. to sing without opening the lips or saying words [v HUMMED, HUMMING, HUMS]

Medical Definition of Hum

1. A low continuous murmur. Origin: echoic (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hum

hulloaed
hulloaing
hulloas
hulloed
hulloes
hulloing
hulloo
hullooed
hullooing
hulloos
hullos
hulls
hully
hulsite
hulver
hum (current term)
hum and haw
huma
human
human-centered
human-centred
human-computer interaction
human-pyramid
human-readable
human T-cell leukaemia virus
human T-cell leukemia virus-1
human T-cell lymphoma/leukaemia virus
human T-cell lymphotropic virus
human T lymphotrophic virus
human a1-proteinase inhibitor

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