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Definition 1: a humming noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where hum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hum of distant traffic

Synonyms for hum in the sense of this definition

(hum is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for hum in the sense of this definition

(hum is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(hum belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

(hum belongs to a domain located in ...) a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

Definition 3: the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
  • there is a constant hum of military preparation

Synonyms for hum in the sense of this definition

(hum is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

Definition 4: sing with closed lips - [verb of communication]

Samples where hum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She hummed a melody

(hum is a kind of ...) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

Definition 5: make a low continuous sound - [verb of communication]

Samples where hum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The refrigerator is humming

(hum is a kind of ...) emit a noise

Definition 6: sound with a monotonous hum - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for hum in the sense of this definition

(hum is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 7: be noisy with activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where hum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This office is buzzing with activity

Synonyms for hum in the sense of this definition

(hum is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of hum ) be teeming, be abuzz

"The garden was swarming with bees" "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen" "her mind pullulated with worries"

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