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English

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Noun

Singular
rum

Plural
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  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.
    “Bundaburg is one of my favourite rums.”

Translations

Adjective

rum (comparative rumm, superlative er)

Positive
rum

Comparative
rumm

Superlative
er

  1. (UK, colloquial) Strange, peculiar.

See also

Quotations

  • 1895, Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, Chapter 7
    "Well it is the rummest thing I ever heard of—marrying an old husband again, and so much new blood in the world!"
  • 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.

Czech

Noun

rum m.

  1. rum

Danish

Noun

rum n.

  1. room; part of a building.

Fijian Hindi

Etymology

From English room

Pronunciation

Noun

rum

  1. room

References


Kashubian

Noun

rum m.

  1. space

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *rūma- (noun and adjective). Cognate with Old Saxon rūm n., rūmo adj (Dutch ruim n. & adj), Old High German rūm n., rūmi adj (German Raum n.), Old Norse rūm n., rúmr adj (Swedish rum n.), Gothic 𐍂𐌿𐌼 n., 𐍂𐌿𐌼𐍃 adj.

Pronunciation

Noun

rūm m.

  1. space; a room
  2. a space of time, an interval; an opportunity
    Rum wæs to nimanne londbuendum on ðam laðestan...: it was an opportunity for the land-dwellers to seize from the most hated ones... (Judith)

Adjective

rūm

  1. spacious, roomy, open
    Ðis rume land: the wide world (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)
  2. free, unrestricted
  3. expansive, generous
  4. long, extended (of time)

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

rum m.

  1. rum

Portuguese

Noun

rum m.

  1. same as English.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for rum Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rum rummet rum rummen
Genitive rums rummets rums rummens

rum n.

  1. room; part of a building.
    Jag vill ha en lägenhet med två rum = I want a flat with two rooms
  2. room; empty, available space; enough space
    Har du rum i din väska så att du kan lägga ner min bok också? = Do you have space enough in your bag so that you could put my book too in it?
  3. (mathematics) space
    Linjärt rum = Linear space

Related terms


Vietnamese

Noun

rum

  1. safflower

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