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Meaning of SCUD

Pronunciation:  skud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
  2. [v]  run before a gale
  3. [v]  run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

SCUD is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dart, dash, flash, rack, scoot, scudding, shoot
 See Also: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cut back, flash back, hasten, hie, hotfoot, hurrying, pelt along, plunge, race, rush, rush along, sail, speed, speed, speeding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scudded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Scudding}.] [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin to skud
    shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot.
    [root]159. See {Shoot}.]
    1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward
       by something.
             The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy
             surface of warm primeval oceans.      --I. Taylor.
             The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded
             over the blue heaven.                 --Beaconsfield.
    2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale,
       with little or no sail spread.
  2. \Scud\, v. t.
    To pass over quickly. [R.] --Shenstone.
  3. \Scud\, n.
    1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with
    2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
             Borne on the scud of the sea.         --Longfellow.
             The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil
             over the moon.                        --Sir S.
    3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less
       than a flock. [Prov. Eng.]
    5. (Zo["o]l.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
    {Storm scud}. See the Note under {Cloud}.