from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses or sugar cane.
- n. Intoxicating beverages.
- adj. Chiefly British Odd; strange.
- adj. Chiefly British Presenting danger or difficulty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses
- n. A serving of rum
- n. A kind or brand of rum
- n. A queer or odd person or thing.
- n. A country parson.
- adj. strange, peculiar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.
- adj. Old-fashioned; queer; odd.
- n. A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spirit distilled from the juice of the sugar-cane in any form, commonly from the refuse juice left from sugar-making, but often from molasses, as especially in countries where the sugar-cane is not produced.
- n. Any distilled liquor or strong alcoholic drink: much used in reprobation, with reference to intemperance: as, the evils of rum.
- Good; fine; hence, satirically, in present use, queer; odd; droll.
- n. Any odd, queer person or thing; an oddity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. liquor distilled from fermented molasses
- adj. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
- n. a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
_It is well known that the rum made upon an estate will seldom pay its contingent expenses, and that frequently bills are drawn on Great Britain to the amount of one thousand pounds, and sometimes two thousand pounds, for the excess of the contingencies over and above the amount of the sale of the rum_: here the attorney finds another avenue of amassing for himself.
Appleton Special Jamaica rum is also a light straw color, and has a lovely, delicate nose.
This rum is a different animal — strong and arresting.
I told my Bacardi friends what I had learned years ago in Haiti, that when the rum is resting in its barrels, it loses a portion due to evaporation ... which is known as angel's share.
Just in case you don't know, rum is made from fermenting the juice of sugar cane or its derivatives, usually molasses.
P.S. The rum is legal and I don't bring back the local illegal agricultural products.
The cachaca maker (don't call it rum!) waxed about the virtues of the refined Brazilian spirit that were evident in the drinks of evening, including the classic caipirinhas.
Say the word rum, and the image that will pop into most people's heads -- well, the ones who don't instantly conjure up a pirate going "arrrrgghhh" -- is a mojito, mai tai, or some similar sweet, summery cocktail.
The word rum soon attracted the sailor's attention, and this cask being the ship's only stock, they were not tardy (as may be supposed) in rendering their assistance to double lash, what they anticipated -- the delight, of frequently splicing the mainbrace therewith during their voyage.
Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy A weird series of tales of shipwreck and disaster, from the earliest part of the century to the present time, with accounts of providential escapes and heart-rending fatalities.
But the Indians had got rum from the English stores and passed the night in drunken revelry; in the morning they set upon the unarmed English as they left the fort, and began to plunder and tomahawk them.