hum hum  /ˈhəm/


  1. (n) the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
  2. (n) an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
  3. (n) a humming noise
  4. (v) sing with closed lips
  5. (v) be noisy with activity
  6. (v) sound with a monotonous hum
  7. (v) make a low continuous sound


  1. Urban man lives with a hum always in his ears.
  2. In all of Funt's TV work there was an underlying hum of smugness.
  3. After a deafening roar shook Louisville in mid-April, the basketball-crazy burg is back to a low hum.


  1. Humana Inc. to Present at the Wells Fargo 2013 Healthcare Conference

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that Bruce D. Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation to investors at the Wells Fargo 2013 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:25 a.m. eastern time. A live audio webcast of the presentation along with the accompanying slides will be available via Humana’s Investor ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Ignore the buzz about the hum

    Ignore the buzz about the hum Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:01 am, Thursday, June 13, 2013 According to the Department of Agriculture's historic records, the last time cicadas were reported in Albany County was 1911. Gene Kritsky, a professor of biology at the College of Mount ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Keeping your cool starts with maintenance

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The hum of a working air conditioning unit is music to the ears of anyone who...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 4 Kansas City

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