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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects);
[syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud]


VERB (3)

1. make a dull sound;
- Example: "the knocker thudded against the front door"
[syn: thud, thump]

2. strike with a dull sound;
- Example: "Bullets were thudding against the wall"

3. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants;
[syn: crump, thud, scrunch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thud \Thud\ (th[u^]d), 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. Doyle. The waves break into spray, dash and rumble and thud below your feet. --H. F. Brown. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thud \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. [1913 Webster] At every new thud of the blast, a sob arose. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] At intervals there came some tremendous thud on the side of the steamer. --C. Mackay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thud n 1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) [syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud] v 1: make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front door" [syn: thud, thump] 2: strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall" 3: make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants [syn: crump, thud, scrunch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "thud": beat, bump, chink, click, clink, clop, clump, clunk, crump, dull thud, flick, flump, hit, pad, pat, patter, pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pop, pound, rap, smite, strike, tap, thump, tick, tinkle, tunk, wham, whomp
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

thud n. 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 0100011). See ASCII for other synonyms.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

thud 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. [Jargon File]




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