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Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America.
Donald Evans

Meaning of "um" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UM

um  [ʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Um is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES UM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Um

Um may refer to: ▪ Um, an exclamation or filled pause in spoken conversation ▪ Um ▪.um, the Top Level Domain for United States Minor Outlying Islands ▪ μm for micrometre, sometimes used with a limited character set ▪ Um interface, the air interface for the GSM mobile telephone standard UM may refer to: ▪ UM, an advertising agency formerly known as Universal McCann ▪ Utilization management, the evaluation of the appropriateness, medical need and efficiency of health care ▪ Air Zimbabwe, IATA code UM ▪ United Methodist ▪ Unified Messaging ▪ The Union for the Mediterranean ▪ United States Minor Outlying Islands, ISO 3166 code UM ▪ Umphrey's McGee, a jam band ▪ Unified Model, a global numerical weather prediction model...

Definition of um in the English dictionary

The definition of um in the dictionary is a representation of a common sound made when hesitating in speech.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UM

ulva
Ulyanovsk
Ulysses
umami
umangite
Umar
Umar Tal
Umayyad
umbel
umbellar
umbellate
umbellated
umbellately
umbelled
umbellifer
umbelliferous
umbellulate
umbellule
umber
umber moth

Synonyms and antonyms of um in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «um» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UM

Find out the translation of um to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of um from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «um» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

UM
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

um
570 millions of speakers

English

um
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мкм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

um
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Um
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

äh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ええと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Um
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

um
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ம்ம்ம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अं
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

um
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

um
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

um
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мкм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

um
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

um
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

um
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

um
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

um
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of um

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UM»

The term «um» is very widely used and occupies the 734 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «um» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «um» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about um

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10 QUOTES WITH «UM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word um.
1
Eric Alterman
More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful '70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun.
2
Gillian Anderson
I think she definitely has. I think, um, her and Mulder's relationship has become more equal. And, I think she has become stronger and more independent over the seasons.
3
Sharron Angle
Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
4
Majel Barrett
When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
5
James L. Brooks
I was only in college, unfortunately, for, um, a year. I think my major was public relations, and I had no idea what it meant except it seemed maybe attainable.
6
Alton Brown
The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.
7
Rob Brydon
I'm a very, very handsome man, and have had to come to terms with it... um, do I like the way I look? In the right light, and with a following wind.
8
Steve Burton
So we were doing this scene, and the kids get 20 minutes a day, um, so, all I had to do was pick him up out of the incubator and take him out, and that was the whole shot.
9
Michelle Dockery
I think some period drama can be quite alienating, but 'Downton' isn't. This is going to sound quite, um, pretentious, but someone said that it's like a soap written by a poet.
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Donald Evans
Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UM»

Discover the use of um in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to um and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Um. . .: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They ...
And how do we explain the American presidents who are famous for their verbal stumbles? Full of entertaining examples, Um... is essential reading for talkers and listeners of all stripes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Michael Erard, 2007
2
Um as in Drum
Introduces, in brief text and illustrations, the use of the letter combination "um" in such words as "drum," "chum," "hum," and "scum."
Nancy Tuminelly, 2003
3
Exceptionally Gifted Children
The first edition of this book, published in 1993, introduced 15 remarkable children, some of the most gifted young people ever studied, and traced their path through school, exploring their academic achievements (and in some cases enforced ...
Miraca U. M. Gross, 2004
4
ACT Assessment: The Best Test Prep for the ACT
Scoring Key* English Mathematics Reading UM = Usage/Mechanics RH = Rhetorical Skills EA = Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra AG = Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry GT = Plane Geometry/Trigonometry SS = Social ...
Charles Brass, Joseph T. Conklin, 2004
5
Characterisation of Kenana Cattle at Um Banein, Sudan
Materials and methods; Herd management; Reproductive performance; Weight and growth; Milk production; Mortality and offtake.
‎1987
6
A Practical Guide to On-line Particle Counting
spheres in the > 1.0-5.0 um size range and 47 percent in the > 5.0-10 um size range. Similarly, the supermicron sensor placed 49 percent of the calibration spheres in the >2.0-5.0 um size range and 51 percent in the >5.0-10 um size range.
Erika E. Hargesheimer, Carrie M. Lewis, 1995
7
Um trem chamado desejo
'Um trem chamado desejo', com direção de Chico Pelúcio, texto de Luis Alberto de Abreu e músicas de Tim Rescala, narra as desventuras de uma companhia teatral na Belo Horizonte dos anos 1930.
Luís Alberto de Abreu, Grupo Galpão, 2007
8
Der Streit um Differenz:
Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Begun as a symposium on the issue of feminism and postmodernism, this unique volume presents a debate between four of the top feminist theorists in the United States today.
‎1995
9
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
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‎1994
10
Life at the Bottom of Babylonian Society: Servile Laborers ...
UM 29-13-441 59-60 n. 62, 110 n. 105 UM 29-13-525 see CBS 12771+ UM 29- 13-592 UM 29-13-631 UM 29-13-644 43 n. 16 UM 29-13-646 107 n.93,110 n. 105 UM 29-13-651 UM 29-13-666 UM 29-13-680 UM 29-13-694 60 n. 63 UM ...
Jonathan S. Tanny, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term um is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Coke Picks UM As Media Agency in North America
"At the end of a rigorous ten-week process, Coca-Cola North America has decided to invite UM to be our lead agency for all of our media planning, buying and ... «AdAge.com, Jul 15»
2
UM opens $10M test city for driverless vehicle research
While research has already begun on autonomous driving on the 32-acre site on U-M's North Campus near the intersection of Plymouth Road and Huron River ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
3
UM's contract with Nike worth up to $169 million
Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett didn't hesitate when asked whether U-M's Nike contract was the largest in the nation. Maybe because he couldn't ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
4
New UM football policy limits available numbers for retail jerseys
James said UM, which has historically used jersey numbers of higher profile players, such as Duke Johnson's No. 8 last season, did not change to generic ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
5
Offensive lineman Taylor Gadbois dismissed from UM football team
Before UM announced the news, Gadbois shared his feelings on Twitter. ... His departure leaves an already young and inexperienced UM offensive line a little ... «Miami Herald, Jun 15»
6
UM baseball team looks to next season, revamped roster after CWS …
David Thompson stood a few steps away from the tunnel that would lead him to the Miami team bus late Wednesday night. Thompson's white jersey was caked ... «Miami Herald, Jun 15»
7
UM baseball team heads to Omaha: 'We're all stoked to play the …
“We're all stoked to get over there and get settled in to play the Gators,” UM third baseman David Thompson said. “I don't think it's hit me yet. I've dreamed about ... «Miami Herald, Jun 15»
8
UM baseball team claws out 3-2 victory, is one win from Omaha
“One win away and it's back to Omaha,'' said UM coach Jim Morris, who has led the Canes (48-15) to two of their four national titles since he came to Coral ... «Miami Herald, Jun 15»
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UM, FIU renew baseball rivalry in Coral Gables regional
“A few guys over there I've known since I was a little kid, and now it's pretty cool to be able to play against them, said UM right fielder Willie Abreu, who noted that ... «Miami Herald, May 15»
10
Letter of Recommendation: Uni-ball Signo UM-151
The pen that emerged as my favorite, always clipped on a shirt pocket or floating in my satchel, was the Uni-ball Signo UM-151, in black gel ink with a 0.38-mm ... «New York Times, May 15»

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