from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
- n. Slang Wet plaster, mortar, or cement.
- n. Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments: slinging mud at his opponent.
- transitive v. To cover or spatter with or as if with mud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.
- n. A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
- n. Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
- n. Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.
- n. Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
- n. stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex
- n. A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- v. To make muddy, dirty
- v. To make turbid
- v. To participate in a MUD, or multi-user dungeon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
- transitive v. To bury in mud.
- transitive v. To make muddy or turbid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Moist and soft earth or earthy matter, whether produced by rains on the earthy surface, by ejections from springs and volcanoes, or by sediment from turbid waters; mire.
- To bury in mud or mire; cover or bedaub with mud.
- To make turbid or foul with dirt; stir the sediment in (liquors).
- To go in or under the mud, for refuge or warmth, as does the eel.
- To fill with mud or soft clay, as the crevices between the logs in a log house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. plaster with mud
- n. slanderous remarks or charges
- v. soil with mud, muck, or mire
- n. water soaked soil; soft wet earth
Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch modde.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unattested in Old English; probably cognate with (or 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"). (Wiktionary)