Definition of mud
1 : a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially : soft wet earth
2 : abusive and malicious remarks or charges political campaigners slinging mud at each other
3 : anathema 1b —usually used in the phrase one's name is mud
4 : a mixture of water, clay, and chemicals used in oil-well drilling and having various functions (such as lubrication and cooling of the bit and flushing of rock particles to the surface)
Examples of mud in a Sentence
He tracked mud into the house.
The car was stuck in the mud.
Recent Examples of mud from the Web
Pandemonium offers an obstacle courses to keep participants climbing, sliding, crawling or running through mud, water, foam and more, the village said in a news release.
New balls are too shiny and slick to grip, so each one gets a mud bath and massage before games.
And the people just have to pick up some cotton from the fields, or some mud or clay to clean their ass.
Many of us continued to party hardy by returning to the tents where Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 or Jose Feleciano were being rebuilt so the Summer party in the mud could continue into the night.
The sediment trapped in the tube provides a clear chronology of the past, with layers of sand and mud being added over the millennia.
Some poor herbivore got stuck in mud, died, and its rotten stink drew scores of Allosaurus here, which became trapped in turn.
As an undergraduate in 2007, Xing published his first scientific paper, describing Cretaceous dinosaur fauna that had left tracks in ancient mud in Sichuan province.
Nearby, the town of Bandarban witnessed the death of seven people, including three children, after their homes were buried in mud.
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Origin and Etymology of mud
Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of mud
1 : to make muddy or turbid
2 : to treat or plaster with mud
First Known Use of mud
MUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mud for English Language Learners
: soft, wet dirt
MUD Defined for Kids
Definition of mud for Students
: soft wet earth or dirt
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