Mud vs Sludge what difference

what is difference between Mud and Sludge

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mŭd, IPA(key): /mʌd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Etymology 1

From Middle English mud, mudde, mode, probably a borrowing from Middle Dutch mod, modde or Middle Low German mudde, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *mud-, *mudra- (mud), from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mew- (moist). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Mudde (mud), Middle High German mot (mud), Swedish modd (slush). Compare also suffixed variants West Frisian modder (mud), Dutch modder (mud), German Low German Mudder (mud), German Moder (moldiness, mildew, decay).

Alternative etymology suggests the Proto-Germanic word is possibly borrowed from a Uralic language (compare e.g. Finnish muta (mud), Northern Sami mođđi (mud), from Proto-Uralic *muďa).

Noun

mud (countable and uncountable, plural muds)

  1. A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.
  2. A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
  3. (construction industry slang) Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
  4. (figuratively) Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.
  5. (slang) Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
  6. (gay sex, slang) Stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex.
  7. (geology) A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  8. (slang, derogatory, ethnic slur) A black person.
  9. Drilling fluid.
  10. (slang) Coffee.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • muddle
Translations

Verb

mud (third-person singular simple present muds, present participle mudding, simple past and past participle mudded)

  1. (transitive) To make muddy or dirty; to apply mud to (something).
  2. (transitive) To make turbid.
  3. (intransitive) To go under the mud, as an eel does.
Translations

Etymology 2

From MUD.

Verb

mud (third-person singular simple present muds, present participle mudding, simple past and past participle mudded)

  1. (intransitive, Internet) To participate in a MUD or multi-user dungeon.
    • 1997, Philip Agre, Douglas Schuler, Reinventing technology, rediscovering community (page 153)
      Wizards, in general, have a very different experience of mudding than other players. Because of their palpable and extensive extra powers over other players, and because of their special role in MUD society, they are frequently treated differently []

References

Anagrams

  • DMU, UMD, dum

Breton

Adjective

mud

  1. mute

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • mudde

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin modius (bushel).

Pronunciation

Noun

mud n (plural mudden, diminutive mudje n or muddeken n)

  1. An old measure of volume, varying in content over time and regions; nowadays usually 1 hectoliter
  2. A wooden container having such content; again used as measure for bulk wares sold in it, such as cereals
  3. A land measure, presumably supposedly the area sown which that much seed
  4. A small measure for liquids, about 1 deciliter

Derived terms

  • mudderecht n
  • mudszak m
  • korenmud n

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mud]

Noun

mud

  1. mouth

Declension



English

Etymology

Possibly related to slush.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slʌdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌdʒ

Noun

sludge (countable and uncountable, plural sludges)

  1. Solids separated from suspension in a liquid.
  2. A residual semi-solid material left from industrial, water treatment, or wastewater treatment processes.
  3. A sediment of accumulated minerals in a steam boiler.
  4. A mass of small pieces of ice on the surface of a body of water.
  5. (uncountable, music) sludge metal

Synonyms

  • (separated solids): mud, mire, ooze, slush

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

sludge (third-person singular simple present sludges, present participle sludging, simple past and past participle sludged)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To slump or slouch.
  2. (intransitive) To slop or drip slowly.

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