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mum

MUM, a. [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

1. Silent; not speaking.

The citizens are mum; say not a word.

2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush.

Mum the, and no more proceed.

3. As a noun, silence.

MUM, n. A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oat meal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one third is evaporated.




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MUM, a. [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

1. Silent; not speaking.

The citizens are mum; say not a word.

2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush.

Mum the, and no more proceed.

3. As a noun, silence.

MUM, n. A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oat meal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one third is evaporated.


MUM, a. [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

  1. Silent; not speaking. The citizens are mum; say not a word. Shak.
  2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush. Mum then, and no more proceed. Shak.
  3. As a noun, silence. Hudibras.

MUM, n. [G. and Dan. mumme; D. mom.]

A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oatmeal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one-third is evaporated. Encyc.


Mum
  1. Silent; not speaking.

    Thackeray.

    The citizens are mum, and speak not a word. Shak.

  2. Be silent! Hush!

    Mum, then, and no more. Shak.

  3. Silence.

    [R.] Hudibras.
  4. A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.

    Addison.

    The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum. Pope.

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Mum

MUM, adjective [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

1. Silent; not speaking.

The citizens are mum; say not a word.

2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush.

MUM the, and no more proceed.

3. As a noun, silence.

MUM, noun A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oat meal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one third is evaporated.

MUM'-CHANCE, noun A game of hazard with dice. [Local.]

1. A fool. [Local.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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BUSINESS, n. biz'ness. [See Busy.] Employment; that which occupies the time, attention and labor of men, for the purpose of profit or improvement--a word of extensive use and indefinite signification. Business is a particular occupation, as agriculture, trade, mechanic art, or profession, and when used of a particular employment, the word admits of the plural number, businesses. Business is also any temporary employment.

1. Affairs; concerns; as, a man leaves his business in an unsettled state.

2. The subject of employment; that which engages the care and attention.

You are so much the business of our souls.

3. Serious engagement; important occupation,in distinction from trivial affairs.

It should be the main business of life to serve God, and obey his commands.

4. Concern; right of action or interposing.

"What business has a man with the disputes of others?"

5. A point; a matter of question; something to be examined or considered.

Fitness to govern is a perplexed business.

6. Something to be done; employment of importance to one's interest, opposed to amusement; as, we have no business in town.

They were far from the Zidonians and had no business with any one.

7. Duty, or employment that duty enjoins. A lawyer's business is to do justice to his clients.

To do the business for a man, is to kill, destroy or ruin him.

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