What does muddy mean?

Definitions for muddy
ˈmʌd imud·dy

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterloggedadjective

    (of soil) soft and watery

    "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"

  2. mucky, muddyadjective

    dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

    "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable"

  3. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddyadjective

    (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

    "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"

  4. cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbidverb

    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

    "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"

  5. muddy, muddy upverb

    dirty with mud

  6. muddyverb

    cause to become muddy

    "These data would have muddied the prediction"

  7. muddyverb

    make turbid

    "muddy the water"

Wiktionary

  1. muddyverb

    To get mud on (something).

    If you muddy your shoes don't wear them inside.

  2. muddyverb

    To make a mess of, or create confusion with regard to.

    The discussion only muddied their understanding of the subject.

  3. muddyadjective

    Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.

  4. muddyadjective

    With mud or other sediment brought into suspension, turbid.

    The previously limpid water was now muddy as a result of the epic struggle.

  5. muddyadjective

    Not clear; mixed up or blurry.

    The picture is decent, but the sound is muddy.

  6. muddyadjective

    Soiled with feces.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Muddyadjective

    Etymology: from mud.

    A woman mov’d is like a fountain troubled,
    Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty. William Shakespeare.

    Her garments, heavy with their drink,
    Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay
    To muddy death. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Carry it among the whitsters in Datchet mead, and there empty it in the muddy ditch close by the Thames. William Shakespeare.

    Who can a pure and crystal current bring
    From such a muddy and polluted spring? George Sandys, Paraph.

    I strove in vain th’ infected blood to cure,
    Streams will run muddy where the spring’s impure. Wentworth Dillon.

    Till by the fury of the storm full blown,
    The muddy bottom o’er the clouds is thrown. Dryden.

    Out of the true fountains of science painters and statuaries are bound to draw, without amusing themselves with dipping in streams which are often muddy, at least troubled; I mean the manner of their masters after whom they creep. Dryden.

    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st,
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still quiring to the young ey’d cherubims;
    Such harmony is in immortal sounds;
    But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
    Doth grosly close us in, we cannot hear it. William Shakespeare.

    If you chuse, for the composition of such ointment, such ingredients as do make the spirits a little more gross or muddy, thereby the imagination will fix the better. Francis Bacon.

    His passengers
    Expos’d in muddy weeds, upon the miry shore. Dryden.

    The black
    A more inferior station seeks,
    Leaving the fiery red behind,
    And mingles in her muddy cheeks. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

    Do’st think I am so muddy, so unsettl’d,
    To appoint myself in this vexation. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Yet I,
    A dull and muddy mettled rascal, peak,
    Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,
    And can say nothing. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

  2. To Muddyverb

    To make muddy; to cloud; to disturb.

    Etymology: from mud.

    The people muddied
    Thick and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispers. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Excess, either with an apoplexy, knocks a man on the head; or with a fever, like fire in a strong-water-shop, burns him down to the ground; or if it flames not out, charks him to a coal; muddies the best wit, and makes it only to flutter and froth high. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. b. iii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muddy

    abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots

  2. Muddy

    turbid with mud; as, muddy water

  3. Muddy

    consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure

  4. Muddy

    confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague

  5. Muddy

    not clear or bright

  6. Muddyverb

    to soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid

  7. Muddyverb

    fig.: To cloud; to make dull or heavy

Freebase

  1. Muddy

    Muddy is a small incorporated village located in the Harrisburg Township in Saline County, Illinois, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census. Muddy was built as a coal mining village to house miners working in O'gara #12 mine located on the north bank of the Saline River. Its sister city of Harrisburg is located on the south bank. Muddy, until 2002, held the smallest post office in the United States. A larger building adjacent to the former post office was constructed to better serve its citizens. The old post office remains, and the sign now reads "OLD MUDDY POST OFFICE".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of muddy in a Sentence

  1. Usman Saifi:

    Bittu respects everyone and treats everyone with love, he never says anything hurtful to anyone -- this is like the blooming of a lotus in muddy water.

  2. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    All great talents are never found in rich exquisite locales with perfect setting that enhance their creative works, but on the contrary are found in the most obnoxious circumstances yet are unaffected by them and create masterpieces at the most unpredictable situations, just like a lotus flower blossoming in a muddy pond!

  3. Robby Mook:

    I just see a pattern consistently from 2016 all the way through now, which is, he tries to project his biggest problems onto his opponents so he gives the media a false equivalence to try to muddy the water, part of the reason he was so obsessed with calling Hillary Clinton dishonest is because he is probably the most dishonest person to win the White House.

  4. Julie Rikelman:

    What the other parts of the opinion will mean will play out in the coming years, we think the opinion did muddy the waters a bit, and so will lead to more litigation rather than less.

  5. Niki Christoff:

    By testifying in his own defense, I think he tried to muddy the waters and that only added to jury deliberation time.

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