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Mum

Mum is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

It also appears in the following palindrome:

  • A disc is a belt item, and I saw mum in images e.g. a minimum was ID/name/title basics, Ida.
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MUM is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

Usage statistics for the noun mum:

spoken English88.94%written English11.06% conversational speech95.63%task-oriented speech4.37%
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Mum is sometimes a misspelling of mud.

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Definition of the noun mum

What does mum mean as a name of something?

Mum is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in conversational speech, being the 8th most common noun in conversational spoken English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: mums

  1. of China
  2. informal terms for a mother
  3. secrecy
    • example: mum's the word
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: secrecy / secretiveness / silence = the trait of keeping things secret

Alternative definition of the noun mum

noun

  1. [British, Canada, Australia, informal] Mother.
  2. A chrysanthemum.

Definition of the adjective mum

What does mum mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: mummer |

  1. failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

Alternative definition of the adjective mum

adjective

  1. [colloquial] silent.
  2. [colloquial] secret.

Definition of the verb mum

What does mum mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: mummed, mumming

  1. to act in a pantomime or dumb show

Other definitions of mum

What does mum also mean?

interjection

  1. stop speaking!

People

  1. mum a.k.a. Múm are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.
    • read more about Múm
  2. Mum a.k.a. Mum Jokmok: Petchtai Wongkamlao, is a Thai comedian, actor and film director. He is best known in Thailand by his stage name, Mum Jokmok; and is a popular Thai television personality. He is variously credited as Mom Jok Mok, Mum Jokemok or Mom Jokmok.

There are other people with in their name, like Mum Shirl.

Group

MUM is a musical group.

  • albums: "Mum", "The Szabotnik 15 Mission", "Sincerely Yours, Volume 1"

Characters

  1. Mum a.k.a. Mother: Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their child, supplying their ovum for fertilization, or some combination thereof. Such conditions provide a way of delineating the concept of motherhood, or the state of being a mother. Women who meet the third and first categories usually fall under the terms 'birth mother' or 'biological mother', regardless of whether the individual in question goes on to parent their child. Accordingly, a woman who meets only the second condition may be considered an adoptive mother, and those who meet only the third a surrogacy mother.
  2. Mum is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Kick.
  3. Mum is a fictional character from the 2002 film War Game.
  4. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film Dollhouse.
  5. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film Unconditional.
  6. Mum is a fictional character from the 2011 film Sonny, My Older Brother.
  7. Mum is a fictional character from the 2010 film Boy.
  8. Mum is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Red Bike.
  9. Mum is a fictional character from the 2000 film Liam.
  10. Mum is a fictional character from Jam Today.
  11. Mum is a fictional character from Building Sites Bite.
  12. Mum is a fictional character from the 2010 film One Day.
  13. Mum is a fictional character from The Greatest Store in the World.
  14. Mum is a fictional character from At the Foot of a Tree.
  15. Mum is a fictional character from the 1999 film War Zone.
  16. Mum is a fictional character from Fucked.
  17. Mum is a fictional character from the film Tegan the Vegan.
  18. Mum is a fictional character from the play Aliens Love Underpants.
  19. Mum is a fictional character from the film Robbie.
  20. Mum is a fictional character from the 2009 film Mixtape.
  21. Mum is a fictional character from the 2002 comedy fiction film Ali G Indahouse.
  22. Mum is a fictional film character.
  23. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film All That Glisters.
  24. Mum is a fictional character from the 2011 film Being Bradford Dillman.
  25. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Acts of God.
  26. Mum is a fictional character from the 1949 film The People At No. 19.
  27. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Amber Amulet.
  28. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Mt. Zion.
  29. Mum is a fictional character from the 2011 film My First Spellbook.
  30. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film About Time.
  31. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film The ABCs of Death.
  32. Mum is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Dunera Boys.
  33. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Benny And Jack's Flying Machine.
  34. Mum is a fictional character that appears in the 2014 film Mike.
  35. Mum is a fictional character from the 1981 film Babylon.
  36. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film Strangers.
  37. Mum is a fictional character from the 2009 film Mum's Taxi.
  38. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Fairytruth.
  39. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Twinkle, Twinkle.
  40. Mum is a fictional character from the 2004 film Monsters.
  41. Mum is a fictional character from the 2008 film Hush.
  42. Mum is a fictional character from the 2008 film Is Anybody There?.
  43. Mum is fictional character from the 2009 film Evil Things.
  44. Mum is a fictional character from the 1983 film Party Party.
  45. Mum is a fictional film character.
  46. Mum is a fictional character from the 1997 film Crocodile Snap.
  47. Mum is a fictional character from the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
  48. Mum is a fictional character from 1992 film Greenkeeping.
  49. Mum is a fictional film character.
  50. Mum is a fictional character in the 2013 film Summer Suit.
  51. Mum is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mum & Dad.
  52. Mum is a fictional character from the 1983 film Double Deal.
  53. Mum is a fictional character from the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.
  54. Mum is a fictional character from the 2012 film, Sunday Morning.
  55. Mum is a fictional character from the 2008 film Triple Concerto in D Minor.
  56. Mum is a fictional character from the 2010 film James Dean.
  57. Mum is a fictional character from the 2013 film Close.
  58. Mum is a fictional film character.
  59. Mum is a fictional character from the 2007 film A Stranger's Heart.
  60. Mum is a fictional character from the 2010 film Toast.
  61. Mum is a fictional film character.
  62. Mum is a fictional film character.
  63. Mum is a fictional film character.
  64. Mum a.k.a. Mrs. Jones is a fictional character from the 2001 film Bridget Jones's Diary and 2004 film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

There are other characters with in their name, like Henry's Mum.

Films

  1. "Mum" a.k.a. "Mama" is a 1990 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yuan. Zhang Yuan's directorial debut, Mama is today considered a seminal film in the history of Chinese independent cinema, and by extension, as a pioneering film of the Sixth Generation of which Zhang is a member. Shot on an extreme budget within Zhang Yuan's apartment, Mama, follows the story of a mother and her grown mentally challenged son.
    • read more about Mama
  2. "Mum" is a 2013 romantic drama short animation film written and directed by Alex Bohs.
  3. "Mum" is a 2010 short documentary film directed by Adelheid Roosen.
  4. "Mum" is a 2006 short drama film directed and written by Mads Matthiesen.

Music

  1. "Mum" was the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Polina Smolova. As the previous Belarusian entry had not finished in the top 10, Smolova performed the song in the semi-final.
  2. "Mum" is a musical single of Marina & Soko.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Mum" is a musical album of MUM.
    • released in (16 years ago)

Place

MUM a.k.a. Maharishi University of Management, formerly Maharishi International University, is an American non-profit university located in Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a "consciousness-based education" system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its founding principles include the development of the full potential of the individual, fulfilling economic aspirations while maximizing proper use of the environment and bringing spiritual fulfillment and happiness to humanity.

Miscellanea

  1. Mum was the first brand of commercial deodorant. Containing a zinc compound as its active ingredient, it was developed and patented by an inventor in Philadelphia in 1888 whose name has been lost to history. It was named for the term "mum" meaning "to keep silent" as in the popular phrase "Mum's the word" Mum was originally sold as a cream in a jar and applied with the fingertips. The small company was bought by Bristol-Myers in 1931.
  2. Mum a.k.a. Maiwala Language: Maiwala is an Oceanic language of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Phrases with Mum

  1. Mum's the word
  2. keep mum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mum

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Every function that either increases or decreases continually has neither mam' mum nor mt'm'mum; for whatever value such a function may acquire, in the one case it may always have a greater, and in the other a less value. The characteristic ...

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit and Pleasure Gardens; as Also Those which are Used in Medicine, with Directions for the Culture of Vineyards, and Making of Wine in England. In which Likewsie are Included the Practical Parts of Husbandry by Philip Miller

Hell ANTHE MUM tenuifolium glabrum, luteo fore, per humum sparfilm. j. B. Narrow-leav'd smooth small Sun-flower, spreading on the Ground, with a yellow Flower. 22. Hell ANTHE MUM folio thymi incano. 7. B. Small Sun-flower, with an hoary ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address (2008)

by Leslie Dunkling

Mum Used in Britain to address the speaker's mother, usually when the speaker is a child. Many adults continue to use the term, especially if they are members of a working or lower middleclass family. The normal American equivalent is 'Mom' ...

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Usage statistics about mum

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun mum:

spoken English88.94%written English11.06% conversational speech95.63%task-oriented speech4.37%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun mum:

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Quotes about Mum

i ask my brain where i would die
after a few minutes' silence
it comes back with 'here'
i ask my brain when it woule be
and it keeps very mum
i ask again and it keeps mum
it keeps so mum, refusing to
put me in a state of fear (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of M3U1M3

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MUM

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