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3 letters words from 'rum'

RUM 5 

2 letters words from 'rum'

MU 4UM 4
UR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of rum

rum urm rmu mru umr mur

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Definitions and meaning of rum

rum

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹʌm/
  • Rhymes: -ʌm

Etymology 1

In common use since by at least 1654, of uncertain origin. Theories include:

  • that it derives from rum (fine, good), or from the last syllable of Latin saccharum (given the harsh taste of earlier rum, the first theory is now considered unlikely),
  • that it is a shortening of rumbullion or rumbustion, or
  • that it is from a Romani word for "strong, potent" which is (perhaps) the source of ramboozle and rumfustian (but these drinks were not originally made with rum)
  • that it derives from rummer, from Dutch

Noun

rum (countable and uncountable, plural rums)

  1. (uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.
    The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.
  2. (countable) A serving of rum.
    Jake tossed down three rums.
  3. (countable) A kind or brand of rum.
    Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.
  4. (obsolete, slang) A queer or odd person or thing.
  5. (obsolete, slang) A country parson.
    • 1729, Jonathan Swift, The Grand Question Debated of Hamilton's Bawn
      No company comes / But a rabble of tenants, and rusty dull rums.

Synonyms

  • (odd person): odd duck, strange fish, weirdo; see also Thesaurus:strange person
  • (odd thing): abnormality, deviant, outlier; see also Thesaurus:anomaly
Translations

Etymology 2

From the earlier form rome, slang for "good"; possibly of Romani origin; compare rom.

Adjective

rum (comparative rummer, superlative rummest)

  1. (obsolete) Fine, excellent, valuable. [16th c.]
    having a rum time
  2. (Britain, colloquial, dated) Strange, peculiar. [18th c.]
    a rum idea; a rum fellow
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Google Books
      "Can't you see him?"
      "Well, I almost thought I did—for a moment. It's such a rum light."
    • 1976, James Herriot, All Things Wise and Wonderful, page 346
      "She's as 'appy as Larry, but she'll neither move nor eat. It's a rum 'un, isn't it?" It was very rum indeed.
Synonyms
  • (fine, excellent, valuable): exceptional, pukka, top-notch; see also Thesaurus:excellent
  • (strange, peculiar): bizarre, queer, rummy; see also Thesaurus:strange

Derived terms

  • rum go

Noun

rum (plural rums)

  1. (Britain, colloquial, dated) Any odd person or thing.

Etymology 3

Shortening of rummy.

Noun

rum

  1. (rare) The card game rummy.

References

Anagrams

  • MRU, RMU, URM

Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowed from English room.

Noun

rum

  1. room

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rum/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from German Rum, from English rum, originally rumbullion.

Noun

rum m

  1. rum
Declension

Etymology 2

Probably from German Rummel (bustle).

Noun

rum m

  1. rubble
Declension
Derived terms
  • rumiště

References

Further reading

  • rum in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • rum in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /romˀ/, [ˈʁɔmˀ]
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

Etymology 1

From Old Norse rúm, from Proto-Germanic *rūmą (room, open space), cognate with English room, German Raum, Dutch ruim, Gothic 𐍂𐌿𐌼 (rum).

Noun

rum n (singular definite rummet, plural indefinite rum)

  1. room (part of a building)
  2. compartment
  3. (chiefly definite) space (the universe except Earth and its atmosphere)
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rúmr, from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz (roomy, spacious, open), cognate with English room (archaic), German raum (archaic), Dutch ruim, Chong 𐍂𐌿𐌼𐍃. Related to the noun.

Adjective

rum (neuter rumt, plural and definite singular attributive rumme)

  1. (archaic) wide, spacious
    in the modern language only in the expressions i rum sø (in open sea) and rum tid (long time)
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

rum

  1. imperative of rumme

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English rum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rʏm/
  • Hyphenation: rum
  • Rhymes: -ʏm

Noun

rum m (uncountable)

  1. rum (alcoholic beverage)

Derived terms

  • rumboon

Fiji Hindi

Etymology

Borrowed from English room.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ruːm/

Noun

rum

  1. room

References

  • Fiji Hindi Dictionary

German

Etymology

From dialectal German (e)rum, reduced form of herum and in some dialects darum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁʊm/

Adverb

rum

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of herum (around)

Usage notes

  • While most or all instances of standard herum can be replaced with rum in the vernacular, compounds that are inherently colloquial will typically sound odd when herum is used in them. These will appear in writing with rum or not at all.

Derived terms

  • rumballern
  • rumeiern
  • rumsitzen
  • rumstehen

Gothic

Romanization

rum

  1. Romanization of 𐍂𐌿𐌼

Hungarian

Etymology

From German Rum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈrum]
  • Hyphenation: rum
  • Rhymes: -um

Noun

rum (plural rumok)

  1. rum (a distilled spirit)

Declension

Derived terms

References

Further reading

  • rum in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Irish

Etymology

Borrowed from English rum.

Noun

rum m (genitive singular rum, nominative plural rumanna)

  1. rum

Declension

References

  • "rum" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Italian

Alternative forms

  • rhum

Etymology

Borrowed from English rum.

Noun

rum m (invariable)

  1. rum (distilled spirit)

Derived terms

  • rum fantasia

Kashubian

Noun

rum m

  1. space

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

Borrowed from German Low German Ruum, from Old Saxon rūm, from Proto-Germanic *rūmą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [rum]

Noun

rum m (diminutive rumk)

  1. room, space

Declension

Derived terms

  • rumašk
  • rumejza
  • rumnosć
  • rumny
  • rumowaŕ
  • rumowaś
  • rumowy

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ruːm/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *rūmaz. Cognate with Old Saxon rūm, Dutch ruim, Old High German rūm, Old Norse rúmr, Gothic 𐍂𐌿𐌼𐍃 (rums).

Adjective

rūm

  1. spacious, roomy, open
    (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)
  2. free, unrestricted
  3. long, extended (of time)
  4. liberal, extensive, ample, abundant, bountiful, expansive, generous
  5. great, noble, august
Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *rūmą.

Noun

rūm n or m

  1. room, space
  2. a space of time, an interval; an opportunity
Declension
Neuter
Masculine
Derived terms
  • ġerūm
Descendants
  • Middle English: roum, roume
    • English: room

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German herum.

Adverb

rum

  1. around

Polish

Etymology

From English rum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rum/

Noun

rum m inan

  1. rum (distilled spirit)
  2. rum (serving)

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) rumowy

Further reading

  • rum in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • rum in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes:

Noun

rum m (plural runs)

  1. rum

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse rúm, from Proto-Germanic *rūmą, from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ-.

Pronunciation

Noun

rum n

  1. room; part of a building.
  2. room; empty, available space; enough space
  3. (mathematics) space

Declension

Related terms

Anagrams

  • mur

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English room.

Noun

rum

  1. room

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zum˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʐum˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ɹʊm˧˧]

Noun

rum

  1. safflower

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a contrivance serving as a fulcrum for an oar.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)