What does muck mean?

Definitions for muckmʌk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word muck.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze(noun)

    any thick, viscous matter

  2. droppings, dung, muck(verb)

    fecal matter of animals

  3. muck(verb)

    remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

  4. manure, muck(verb)

    spread manure, as for fertilization

  5. mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

    "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"


  1. muck(Noun)

    Slimy mud.

  2. muck(Noun)

    Soft or slimy manure.

  3. muck(Noun)

    dirt; something that makes another thing dirty.

    What's that green muck on the floor? It looks like an alien.

  4. muck(Verb)

    To shovel muck.

    We need to muck the stable before it gets too thick.

  5. muck(Verb)

    To do a dirty job.

  6. muck(Verb)

    To make an error or do a bad job.

    You really mucked up that job.

  7. muck(Verb)

    To pass .

  8. Origin: From mok, muk, from myki, mykr (compare Icelandic mykja), from (s)meug (compare Welsh mign, Latin mucus, mucere, Latvian mukls, Ancient Greek mýxa 'mucus, lamp wick', mýkes 'fungus'), from *(s)meug, meuk 'to slip'. More at meek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muck

    abbreviation of Amuck

  2. Muck(noun)

    dung in a moist state; manure

  3. Muck(noun)

    vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps

  4. Muck(noun)

    anything filthy or vile

  5. Muck(noun)

    money; -- in contempt

  6. Muck(adj)

    like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork

  7. Muck(verb)

    to manure with muck

  8. Origin: [Icel. myki; akin to D. mg. Cf. Midden.]


  1. Muck

    Muck is a soil made up primarily of humus from drained swampland. It is known as black soil in The Fens of eastern England, where it was originally mainly fen and bog. It is used there, as in the United States, for growing specialty crops such as onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Holland Marsh, north of Toronto, Ontario, is the site of the Muck Crops Research Station, a part of the University of Guelph. Muck farming on drained bogs is an important part of agriculture in New York, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida, where mostly vegetables are grown. American "muckers" often have roots from the Netherlands or Eastern Europe, where their ancestors practiced a similar type of farming. The soils are deep, dark colored, and friable, often underlain by marl, or marly clay. The muckland of Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, which covers the counties of Orleans, Niagara, and Genesee, is thought to be the largest continuous section of muckland in the world. Muck farming is controversial, because the drainage of wetlands destroys wildlife habitats and results in a variety of environmental problems. It is unlikely that any more will be created in the United States, because of environmental regulations. It is prone to problems, such as the fact that it is very light and usually windbreaks must be provided to keep it from blowing away when dry. It also can catch fire and burn underground for months. Oxidation also removes a portion of the soil each year, so it becomes progressively shallower. Some muck land has been reclaimed for wildlife preserves.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muck

    muk, n. dung: a mass of decayed vegetable matter: anything low and filthy.—v.t. to manure with muck.—v.i. Muck′er, to make a muddle of anything, to fail.—n. a heavy fall in the mire: a coarse, dirty fellow.—ns. Muck′-heap, a dung-hill; Muck′iness; Muck′-rake, a rake for scraping filth; Muck′-sweat, profuse sweat; Muck′-worm, a worm that lives in muck: one who acquires money by mean devices: a miser.—adj. Muck′y, nasty, filthy. [Scand., Ice. myki, Dan. mög, dung.]

  2. Muck

    mistaken form of amuck.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'muck' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4742


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muck in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Francis Bacon:

    Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

  2. Bill Mitchell:

    You don't need to be a grand muckety-muck and fly. It's just ridiculous.

  3. Barry Schwartz:

    The only way to get out of this muck, out of this quicksand the market's in, is to have a few good days in a row.

  4. Roland Barthes:

    To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

  5. Bernie Ecclestone:

    We're looking at all these things, which would be for next year obviously, we've made a big enough muck-up to do that for this year so we must not do that again.

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