Mud meaning

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Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
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(slang) Wet plaster, mortar, or cement.
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Defamatory remarks; libel or slander.
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(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.
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Mud is wet or sticky dirt, or nasty and uncomplimentary remarks about someone.

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.

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Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments.

Slinging mud at his opponent.

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To cover or spatter with or as if with mud.
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A computer program, usually running over the Internet, that allows multiple users to participate in virtual-reality role-playing games.
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Wet, soft, sticky earth.
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To cover or soil with or as with mud; muddy.
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A multi-user dungeon scenario used in computer gaming.
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Origin of mud

  • m(ulti-)u(ser) d(ungeon) m(ulti-)u(ser) d(imension) m(ulti-)u(ser) d(omain)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English mudde probably from Middle Low German Middle Dutch modde

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition