Meaning of MUD in English


I. ˈməd noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English mode, mudde, probably from Middle Low German, thick mud; akin to Middle High German mot mud, morass, Swedish modd dirty snow, Old English mōs bog, swamp — more at moss

1. : a slimy sticky fluid-to-plastic mixture of finely divided particles of solid material and water

a drizzling rain … turned the dust of the roads into mud — George Borrow


a. : the worst part of a thing : dregs

the mud of the earth … remains bespattering his spirit — Havelock Ellis

b. : the lowest place : depths

that you should have been dragged down into the mud — Christopher Isherwood

3. : abusive and malicious remarks or charges

a sorely bedeviled body of men who have had much mud thrown at and around them — Roy Lewis & Angus Maude

4. : a geological deposit having the physical character of mud

sands and muds … have been transformed by the stresses of millions of years into white marble — American Guide Series: Maryland

5. : drilling fluid

6. : anathema II 2b — used especially in the phrase name is mud

don't know what his right name is … but his name's mud with me — S.V.Benét

7. slang : opium

II. verb

( mudded ; mudded ; mudding ; muds )

transitive verb

1. : to make muddy or turbid

the dog scampered through the brook, mudding it

2. : to spread or plaster with mud

these tanks were mudded up for camouflage — Infantry Journal

choose deliberately the path well- mudded — Roland Mathias

mud the chinks in his cabin

3. : to introduce mud into ; especially : to introduce artificial muds containing a heavy constituent (as barite) into (an oil well) to seal against natural gas or water during drilling — often used with off

intransitive verb

: to burrow or hide in mud

a place where the eels mud


variant of muid

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