- An example of mud is what dirt turns into after a heavy rain.
- An example of mud is when a politician accuses his opponent of doing something illegal; the politician would be slinging mud.
- wet, soft, sticky earth
- defamatory remarks; libel or slander
Origin of mudME, probably ; from a Low German source as in mudde ; from Indo-European an unverified form meut ; from base an unverified form meu-, wet, musty from source moss, mother
Origin of MUDm(ulti-)u(ser) d(ungeon), m(ulti-)u(ser) d(imension) and m(ulti-)u(ser) d(omain).
- Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
- Slang Wet plaster, mortar, or cement.
- Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments: slinging mud at his opponent.
transitive verbmud·ded, mud·ding, muds
Origin of mudMiddle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch modde.
(countable and uncountable, plural muds)
- A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.
- A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
- (construction industry slang) Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
- (figuratively) Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.
- The campaign issues got lost in all the mud from both parties.
- (slang) Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
- (gay sex, slang) stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex
- (geology) A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
(third-person singular simple present muds, present participle mudding, simple past and past participle mudded)
Unattested in Old English; probably cognate with (perhaps directly borrowed from) Middle Dutch modde, Middle Low German modde, mudde (Low German Mudd), (Dutch modder). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian mut (“filth, excrement").
- (video games, online gaming) An interactive online environment in which players may jointly engage in fantasy role-playing games.
From Multi-User Dungeon
mud - Computer Definition
A multi-user dungeon scenario used in computer gaming.
See Also: LambdaMOO.
(MultiUser Dungeon, MultiUser Dimension, MultiUser Dialogue) Interactive games played by several people at a time on the Internet. Originally dungeons and dragon games with demons, elves and magicians, MUDs have been created for science fiction themes, cartoon characters and other types of games. MUDs have also evolved into 3D virtual reality sites. There are many variations and permutations of MUDs. MOOs are object-oriented MUDs, and MUSEs (Multiuser Shared Environments) are generally designed for elementary and secondary students. A MUSH (MultiUser Shared Hallucination) allows new rooms and situations to be created. A MUCK (MultiUser Chat Kingdom) is a text-based MUD system similar to MUSH, and there is yet another MUCK (MultiUser Construction Kit), heavy on fantasy and myth. See avatar and VRML.