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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun mud:


The word mud is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun mud

What does mud mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: muds

  1. water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of mud: clay
    • more generic words: dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    • more specific terms:
  2. slanderous remarks or charges
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

Alternative definition of the noun mud


  1. A dirty mixture of water and soil.
  2. A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
  3. [context: construction industry slang] Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
  4. [figuratively] Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.
  5. [slang] Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.

Definition of the verb mud

What does mud mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: mudded, mudding

  1. soil with mud, muck, or mire
  2. plaster with mud
    • domain: masonry
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: daub / plaster = coat with plaster

Other definitions of mud

What does mud also mean?


  1. [online gaming] An interactive online environment in which players may jointly engage in fantasy role-playing games.


  1. "Mud" is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Mud" is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Derviş Zaim.
  3. Mud was a 1994 CBBC television show, starring Russell Brand, Brooke Kinsella, and Russell Tovey in their early appearances and a teddy bear called Steve.
  4. "Mud" a.k.a. "Kal" is a 1997 short drama film written and directed by Ivaylo Simidchiev.
    • read more about Kal


  1. "Mud" is a play by María Irene Fornés.
  2. "Mud" is a book by Cris Cheek.


Mud is a fictional character from the 2012 drama film Mud.


  1. "Mud" is a musical EP of Dom.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  2. "Mud" is a musical album of MUD.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  3. "Mud" is a musical album of Eszter Balint.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  4. "Mud" is a musical EP of Frühstück.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Mud" is a composition.


Who is Mud?

Mud a.k.a. Mariana Tosca is an actress, activist and a spokesperson.


  1. Mud were an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. They were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles "Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to RAK Records and teaming up with songwriters/producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones.
    • also known as Mud (grupa muzyczna), Mud (band), Mud (yhtye)
    • members:
      • Les Gray (Lead Vocals) between and (22 years)
      • Rob Davis (Lead guitar) between and (22 years)
      • Ray Stiles (Bass guitar) between and (22 years)
      • Dave Mount (Drums) between and (22 years)
    • genres: Glam rock, Rock music, Pop music, Rock and roll
    • albums: "Use Your Imagination", "Mud Rock / Mud Rock, Volume II", "Dynamite: 20 Original Hits", "Let's Have a Party: The Best of Mud", "Greatest Hits", "The Night Has a 1000 Eyes", "Gold", "Dyna-Mite", "It's Better Than Working", "Off the RAK: The Singles 1975-79", "A Portrait of Mud", "The Gold Collection", "Mud Rock", "Original Hits", "Rock On", "The Secrets That You Keep", "Tiger Feet", "Moonshine Sally", "The Cat Crept In", "Flower Power", "Jumping Jehosaphat", "Mud's Greatest Hits", "Up the Airy Mountain", "Lonely This Christmas", "Crazy", "Oh Boy", "L’ L’ Lucy", "One Night", "Rocket", "Hypnosis", "Mud Rock, Volume II", "As You Like It", "Cut Across Shorty", "Dynamite / Tiger Feet"
  2. MUD is a french rock band.
  3. Mud is a musical group.
    • album: "Unfiltered"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mud Flow, Mud family, Mud Hutters, Electric Mud, White Mud Freeway, Hawaii Mud Bombers, The Mud City Manglers, Mississippi Mud Steppers and Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud.


Mud is a river of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It flows into the river Main near Miltenberg.


  1. MUD: A MUD, is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world. Players typically interact with each other and the world by typing commands that resemble a natural language.
  2. Mud a.k.a. Medny Aleut language: Mednyj Aleut is a nearly extinct mixed language spoken on Bering Island. It is characterized by Aleut nouns and Russian verbs, each with the full inflectional complexity of the source languages. There are only 5 native speakers left.
    • also known as Medny, Copper Island Aleut, Copper, Attuan, Copper Island Attuan, Creolized Attuan
  3. Mud is a 1983 theater production of the play by María Irene Fornés.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mud

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Google previewLifestyles and Feeding Biology (2015)

by Martin Thiel, Les Watling

Abstract Mud is a complex substance, being composed of indigestible mineral grains, complex humic substances, and structural organic substances, such as cellulose, bound together with a wide variety of digestible organic components that ...

Google previewWhat Painting Is (2004)

by James Elkins

Watery mud is the medium of ceramists, just as oily mud is the medium of painters. Mural paint-ing uses water and ...

Google previewKing Liar (2013)

L ouis the Mud Engineer was new to the Pool Santana rig. 'Mud” is the name given to the drilling fluid whose colour and appearance is similar to the mixture of dirt and water. Drilling mud is a complex mix of chemicals with a water or oil base .

Google previewCoordination Languages and Models (1999)

Third International Conference, COORDINATION'99, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 26-28, 1999, Proceedings by Paolo Ciancarini, Alexander L. Wolf

More generally, a MUD is an abstract platform that creates shared virtual realities. Thus, a MUD is a very powerful abstraction to describe a general platform for cooperative work possibly on the WWW , that provides a general framework for ...

Google previewLight Metals 2013 (2013)

by Barry Sadler

2013 Abstract Red mud is the major waste produced during the production of alumina through Bayer's process. Its disposal remains a worldwide issue ...

Google previewUses of Metals and Metallic Minerals (2007)

by K.K Chatterjee

Red mud: Red mud is the solid waste generated in huge quantities from Bayer's process. Its other names are “residual bauxite” and “ferro-alumina”. It comprises mainly the iron oxide and titania that are present in the bauxite raw material, ...

Google previewAfter Welfare (2000)

The Culture of Postindustrial Social Policy by Sanford Schram

Virtual rooms, called MOOs (MUDObject-Oriented, wherein MUD is the acronym for Multi-User-Dimension), grow exponentially, creating virtual spaces for a variety of exchanges. New domesticated Visual, audio, and textual spaces combine ...

Google previewAn Owl's Knowledge

Mud is a beauty treatment the troll endures twice annually. Mud is placed and patted on the skin for a few hours and then rubbed off with nearby water from a dam or stream. One of the many facts Tobias knows, is that one has to be healthy in ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Mud Anchor: An enlarged area that promotes solids settling prior to a fluid entering the pump. Mud Balance (Fluid Density): A simple scale with a cup and bar with a sliding weight that, when used with a pedestal mount, will give the density of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

Forest geomorphology Large woody debris Mangrove swamp Microatoll Mima mound Mire Mud flat and muddy coast Nebkha Organic weathering Oyster reef Peat erosion Reef Riparian geomorphology Saltmarsh Serpulid reef Stromatolite ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

mud dauber [= mud wasp), gunnysack, and ...

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Quotes about Mud

I see it all the time in politics. If a candidate gets caught in a lie, he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing more mud at his opponent. The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks. (Joe Scarborough)
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Scrabble value of M3U1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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