Definition of mud in English:

mud

noun

  • 1Soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.

    • ‘Looking around, he seemed to be in a mud brick hut.’
    • ‘First of all, allow me to wipe the mud off your boots - thank you.’
    • ‘Clumps of dried mud caked his legs to above the knee.’
    • ‘With so much traffic on the track, it quickly turned to sticky, thick mud.’
    • ‘The horse crashes through the fence and throws you into the deep wet mud.’
    • ‘Her feet slid wildly across the slick mud covering the wall as she tried to find footholds.’
    • ‘She doggedly regained her footing and ran on, brown, dirty mud splattered in her long midnight blue hair.’
    • ‘William looked down at the pond's floor and saw sticky mud everywhere.’
    • ‘The thick, gooey mud stuck to everything and sapped the spirit.’
    • ‘I left the battlefield with ancient mud caked to the bottom of my shoes.’
    • ‘Frozen mud is caked on their boots and trousers, evidence of their late night rides.’
    • ‘He had brushed the mud off his boots.’
    • ‘The weather has turned foul and the boys are tramping through knee-deep mud.’
    • ‘The city is located on an island in the inland Niger delta, and is surrounded by mud brick walls.’
    • ‘As I pulled my boat through knee-deep mud, a hard rain began to fall.’
    • ‘It is sadly the case that deep ruts filled with mud and water make such journeys very hazardous.’
    • ‘(Low tide exposes the soft mud of the salt marsh.’
    • ‘But for the buffalo, the year-round, knee-deep mud is simply glorious.’
    • ‘Her formerly blue jeans now looked black with all the dried mud and dirt.’
    • ‘How do I clean mud off silk shoes?’
    mire, sludge, slush, ooze, silt, clay, gumbo, dirt, soil
    clart
    slob
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  • 2Information or allegations regarded as damaging, typically concerned with corruption.

    ‘they are trying to sling mud at me to cover up their defeat’
    • ‘There are too many critics who revel in slinging mud and inflicting verbal pain.’
    • ‘"She wanted to get back at the Japanese companies who had slung mud on her face.’
    • ‘You throw enough mud it sticks and that's the name of the game.’
    • ‘People are a lot keener to throw mud when they can do it anonymously.’
    • ‘Far easier to sling mud from a distance as some seem content to do.’

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German mudde.

Pronunciation:

mud

/məd/

Definition of MUD in English:

MUD

noun

  • A computer-based text or virtual reality game that several players play at the same time, interacting with each other as well as with characters controlled by the computer.

Origin

1980s: from multiuser dungeon or multiuser dimension.

Pronunciation:

MUD

/məd/