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Definition of the noun thud

What does thud mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: thuds

  1. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Alternative definition of the noun thud

noun

  1. The sound of a dull impact.
  2. [US, military, dated slang] Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter, after the sound it makes when it crashed into the North Vietnamese countryside, due to its high rate of loss.

Definition of the verb thud

What does thud mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: thudded, thudding

  1. make a dull sound
  2. strike with a dull sound
  3. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

Alternative definition of the verb thud

verb

  1. To make the sound of a dull impact.

Writings

  1. "Thud" a.k.a. "Thud!" is Terry Pratchett's 34th Discworld novel, released in the United States of America on September 13, 2005, the United Kingdom on 1 October 2005. Thud! was released in the U.S. three weeks before it was released in Pratchett's native UK, to coincide with a United States signing tour. It was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2006. In 2010 Thud! won the Discworld Cup finals.
    • also known as "Thud! A Novel of Discworld", Thud! A Novel of Discworld
    • language: English Language
    • characters:
      • Sam Vimes
      • Moist von Lipwig
      • Nanny Ogg
      • Tiffany Aching
      • Fred Colon
      • Willikins
      • Detritus
      • Igor
      • Verity Pushpram
      • The Duck Man
      • Tawneee
      • Setha Ironcrust
      • Schist
      • Sally von Humpeding
      • Pors Stronginthearm
      • Otto Chriek
      • Reynold Stitched
      • Mr. Pony
      • Mr Shine
      • Mica
      • Methodia Rascal
      • Gimlet Gimlet
      • Eric Wheelbrace
      • Chrysoprase
      • Cheery Littlebottom
      • Gunder Ironcrust
      • Brick
      • Bluejohn
      • B'hrian Bloodaxe
      • A.E. Pessimal
      • Nobby Nobbs
      • Brakenshield
    • genres: Fiction, Fantasy
    • subjects: Dwarf, Troll
    • copyright: 2005-10-01
    • released in (11 years ago)
    • award: - Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel nomination for Terry Pratchett
  2. "Thud" a.k.a. "Thud!" is a book by Nick Butterworth.

Game

Thud is a board game devised by Trevor Truran and first published in 2002, inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. It bears a strong resemblance to the ancient Norse games of Hnefatafl and Tablut but has been radically redefined to be less one-sided. The two sides are dwarfs and trolls.

Miscellanea

Thud a.k.a. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. The Mach 2 capable F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War; it was the only U.S. aircraft to have been removed from combat due to high loss rates. Originally designed as a single-seat, nuclear-attack aircraft, a two-seat Wild Weasel version was later developed for the specialized Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses role against surface-to-air missile sites. The F-105 was commonly known as the "Thud" by its crews.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Thud

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Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson

THUD, s. 1. The forcible impression made by a tempestuous wind; as including the idea of the loud, but intermitting,

Yit all in vaine, na thing thay wan, Bot did thole mony thud : For cauld thay wer discomfeist clene, The schowrs wersa seueir.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1846)

by John Jamieson

To THUD, no. To wheedle ; to flatter, Loth. TIZlUD', a. The act of wheedling or flattering. ibid.-Perh. C.B. had-o, to wheedle. THUD, n. l. The forcible impression made by a tempestuous wind, as including the idea of the loud but iutermitting noise ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers; Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages, and Especially the Northern; Explaining Many Terms, Which, Though Now Obsolete in England, Were Formerly Common to Both Countries; and Elucidating National Rites, Customs, and Institutions, in Their Analogy to Those of Other Nations: to which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language (1808)

by John Jamieson

THUD, s. a tempestuous Small birdis tlokand throw thik ronnys thrang 1n chirmynge, and with cheping changit thare Sal'lg Sekand hidlis and hirnys thame to hyde F ra ferel'ull thuddis of the tempestuns tyde. Doug. Virgil, 201.

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Usage statistics about thud

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

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb thud:

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Quotes about Thud

Suddenly, at about ten o'clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun. (Fritz Kreisler)
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Scrabble value of T1H4U1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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