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Meaning of THUD

Pronunciation:  thud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  2. [v]  strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall"
  3. [v]  make a dull sound
  4. [v]  make a crunching noise, as of an engine lacking lubricants

THUD is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clump, clunk, crump, crunch, scrunch, thump, thump, thumping
 See Also: collide with, go, hit, impinge on, run into, sound, sound, strike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thud\, v. i. & t.
    To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud.
          Hardly the softest thudding of velvety pads. --A. C.
          The waves break into spray, dash and rumble and thud
          below your feet.                         --H. F. Brown.
  2. \Thud\ (th[u^]d), n. [Cf. AS. [thorn][=o]den a whirlwind,
    violent wind, or E. thump.]
    A dull sound without resonance, like that produced by
    striking with, or striking against, some comparatively soft
    substance; also, the stroke or blow producing such sound; as,
    the thrud of a cannon ball striking the earth.
          At every new thud of the blast, a sob arose. --Jeffrey.
          At intervals there came some tremendous thud on the
          side of the steamer.                     --C. Mackay.
Computing Dictionary

1. Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo). It is reported that at cmu from the mid-1970s the canonical series of these was "foo", "bar", "thud", "blat".

2. Rare term for the hash character, "#" (ASCII 35). See ascii for other synonyms.

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