What does SCUD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scud, scudding(verb)

    the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)

  2. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)

    run or move very quickly or hastily

    "She dashed into the yard"

  3. scud, rack(verb)

    run before a gale


  1. scud(Noun)

    The act of scudding.

  2. scud(Noun)

    Clouds or rain driven by the wind.

  3. scud(Noun)

    A gust of wind.

  4. scud(Noun)

    A scab on a wound.

  5. scud(Noun)


  6. scud(Noun)


    A bottle of Scud

  7. scud(Verb)

    To race along swiftly (especially used of clouds).

  8. scud(Verb)

    To run before a high wind with no sails set.

  9. scud(Verb)

    To hit.

  10. scud(Verb)

    To speed.

  11. scud(Verb)

    To skim.

  12. scud(Adjective)


  13. Scud(ProperNoun)

    A Soviet-developed ballistic missile.

  14. Origin: The term comes from the NATO reporting name SS-1 Scud which was attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scud(verb)

    to move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something

  2. Scud(verb)

    to be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread

  3. Scud(verb)

    to pass over quickly

  4. Scud(noun)

    the act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation

  5. Scud(noun)

    loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind

  6. Scud(noun)

    a slight, sudden shower

  7. Scud(noun)

    a small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock

  8. Scud(noun)

    any swimming amphipod crustacean

  9. Origin: [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin to skud shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot. 159. See Shoot.]


  1. Scud

    Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was exported widely to other countries, in particular third world countries. The term comes from the NATO reporting name Scud which was attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies. The Russian names for the missile are the R-11, R-17 and R-300 Elbrus. The name Scud has been widely used to refer to these missiles and the wide variety of derivative variants developed in other countries based on the Soviet design.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scud

    skud, v.i. to run quickly: (naut.) to run before the wind in a gale: (Scot.) to throw flat stones so as to skip along the water.—v.t. to skelp: (Scot.) to slap:—pr.p. scud′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. scud′ded.n. act of moving quickly: loose, vapoury clouds driven swiftly along: a swift runner: a beach flea: a form of garden hoe: a slap, a sharp stroke.—n. Scud′der, one who, or that which, scuds. [Scand., Dan. skyde, to shoot; cf. A.S. scéōtan, to shoot.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCUD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCUD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    The only way a Scud gets a new designation is if it is substantially different.

  2. Sharaf Luqman:

    We've sent a message, with a single Scud, to the Saudi-Zionist enemy so it understands what to expect as a result of its excess and arrogance.

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