For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for scudo, scup, scut, scuz, slud, or soud?
Header of scud

Scud

Video footage: SCUD missile launchers preparing to attack
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun scud

What does scud mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scuds

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

Alternative definition of the noun scud

noun

  1. The act of scudding.
  2. Clouds or rain driven by the wind.
  3. A gust of wind.
  4. [Bristol] A scab on a wound.
  5. [slang, Scotland] Pornography.
  6. [slang, Scotland] Irn-Bru.
  7. A Soviet-developed ballistic missile.

Definition of the adjective scud

What does scud mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [slang, Scotland] Naked.

Definition of the verb scud

What does scud mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scudded, scudding

  1. run or move very quickly or hastily
  2. run before a gale

Alternative definition of the verb scud

verb

  1. [intransitive] To race along swiftly (especially used of clouds).
  2. [intransitive, nautical] To run before a high wind with no sails set.
  3. [Northumbria] To hit.
  4. [Northumbria] To speed.
  5. [Northumbria] To skim.

Person

Who is Scud?

Scud is the working name of Hong Kong Chinese film producer, screenwriter and now film director, Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung. He says that he chose the name 'Scud' to match his Chinese name, which translates in English as 'Scudding Clouds'. He was born in Guangzhou on March 20, 1967, during the country's Great Cultural Revolution. His films explore themes usually deemed too controversial for Hong Kong cinema, including same-sex relationships and drug-taking, and include many nude scenes of Chinese young men, whose pubic hair and private parts are fully exposed on camera. His film-making style eschews cynicism or gritty realism, and embraces an acceptance of the life choices made by his characters, rather than a search for 'solutions'.

Characters

  1. Scud a.k.a. Harry "Scud" East: A character in Thomas Hughes' novel Tom Brown's Schooldays, a schoolboy of the same level as Tom Brown himself. When he first meets Tom, he's described as a genuine specimen of a lower-school boy; frank, hearty, and good-natured, well-satisfied with himself and his position, and choke-full of life and spirits, and all the Rugby prejudices and traditions which he had been able to get together in the long course of one half-year during which he had been at the School-house.
  2. Scud is a fictional character from the 2002 film Blade II.
  3. Scud is a fictional character from 2004 film D.E.B.S.

There are other characters with in their name, like Harry Scud East, Scud: The Disposable Assassin.

Miscellanea

  1. 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.
    • also known as 飛毛腿飛彈
  2. Scud clouds, a type of fractus cloud, are low, detached, irregular clouds found beneath cumulonimbus clouds. These clouds are often ragged or wispy in appearance. When caught in the outflow beneath a thunderstorm, scud clouds will often move faster than the storm clouds themselves. When in an inflow area, scud clouds tend to rise and may exhibit lateral movement ranging from very little to substantial.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scud

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewModern Trout Fishing (2013)

Advanced Tactics and Strategies for Today's Fly Fisher by Joseph Allen

The Bead Back Scud is a realistic imitation that has sufficient weight, allowing ...

Google previewInstructions in the Use of Meteorological Instruments (1888)

by Robert Henry Scott

Scud is a term used to indicate loosely formed, detached clouds drifting rapidly before the wind. These may be either at a high or low level ; in the former case they probably belong to the cirro- stratus or cirro-cumulus, in the latter to stratus, but ...

Google previewInstructions for Meteorological Telegraphy (1875)

Scud is a term used to indicate loosely formed, detached clouds drifting rapidly before the wind. These m;iy bo either at a high or low level ; in the former case they probably belong to the cirro- stratus or cirro-cumulus, in the latter to stratus, but ...

Google previewThe Book of the Farm (1850)

by Henry Stephens

The ominous scud is the usual harbinger of the rain-cloud, and is therefore commonly called “messengers,” “carriers,” or “water-waggons,” which are sure precursors of rain. 260. On concluding the very important subject of the forms and ...

Google previewThe farmer's guide to scientific and practical agriculture (1850)

by Henry Stephens, John Pitkin Norton

The ominous scud is the usual harbinger of the rain-cloud, and is therefore commonly called " messengers," "carriers," or " water-waggons," which are sure precursors of rain.

Google previewDigital Soldiers (2001)

by James F. Dunnigan

Interestingly, the Scud is an improved copy of the original World War II V-2. There are thousands of Scuds available these days, and many nations have them, or could easily buy them. Obsolete technology does not mean useless technology.

Google previewWord Origins (1999)

by Dhirendra Verma

Scud is the NATO code-name for any of a class of long- range surface-to-surface guided missiles developed in the Soviet Union, capable of carrying a number of different kinds of warheads, and launchable from a mobile launcher. Although ...

Google previewThe Shipwreck (1808)

A Poem, with a Sketch of His Life by William Falconer

Scud.— P. 50. 1. 10. Scud is a name given by ...

Google previewThe Poems of James Grahame, John Logan, and William Falconer (1823)

With Lives of the Authors and a Portrait of Grahame by James Grahame

* Scud is a name given by seamen to the 264 THE SHIPWRECK.

Google previewFlyfisher's Guide to Wisconsin & Iowa (2006)

by John Motoviloff

An olive scud is a must for anyone fishing the limestone streams of the Driftless area or western Wisconsin stream like the Rush or Kinnickinnic and to a lesser extent the streams of the Central Sands region. These freshwater shrimp are legion ...

Google previewIntegrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom (1996)

by Jean Pottle, Mary Rutley

Other invertebrates found in the same habitat are scuds, mosquitoes, snails, and protozoan. (d) The scud is a crustacean with an exoskeleton, body regions, and antennae. (e) The inhabitants of the pond are part of a larger food ...

Google previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1828)

Containing Original Essays; Historical Narratives; Biographical Memoirs; Manners and Customs; Topographical Descriptions; Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes; Select Extracts from New and Expensive Works; Poetry, and Original and Selected; the Spirit of the Public Journals; Discoveries in the Arts and Sciences; New Facts in Natural History, &c by Thomas Byerly, John Timbs

Scud is a name given oy sailors to the lowest clouds; which are mostly observed in squally weather. The Sheets are ropes used for extending the clues, ...

Google previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction: Containing Original Essays (1828)

Scud is a name given by sailors to the lowest clouds ; which are mostly observed in squally weather. The Sheets are ropes used for extending the clues, ...

Google previewRobinson Crusoe (1815)

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, who Lived Eight-and-twenty Years All-alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America ... by Daniel Defoe

The scud is a name given by seamen to the lighter cUnids which are swiftly driven along the aimosphere by the winds. When the wind crosses a ship's course either obliquely or directly, that side of the ship upon which it acts is termed the ...

Google previewThe Works of the British Poets (1795)

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson

* Scud is a name given ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sea Terms (1898)

For the Use of Yachtsmen, Amateur Boatmen, and Beginners by A. Ansted

Scud.—To run before the wind. It is usually, but not necessarily, understood to mean before a high wind. To scud under bare poles. —To run before the wind without any sail ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Iraq (2013)

by Beth K. Dougherty, Edmund A. Ghareeb

The 'Iraqis launched several Scud ballistic missiles at Tel Aviv and Haifa on 18 January, hopeful of drawing Israel into the war and thus splitting the coalition. ' Iraq had previously used Scuds against Tehran in the “war of the cities” during the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Scud A family of mobile, short-range tactical BALLISTIC MISSILEs developed by the former Soviet Union (Russia) during the COLD WAR. Scud GUIDED MISSILEs are single STAGE, LIQUID-PROPELLANT ROCKETs about 11.25- meters (37 ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1841)

... to which is Prefixed, A Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language by John Jamieson

|SCUD, s. A blast or sudden shower of rain, snow, or hail. To SCUD, v. a. 1. “To dust with a rod; Scot." Callander's MS. notes on Ihre.

Google previewAustralian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time (1879)

Containing the History of Australasia from 1542 to May, 1879 by John Henniker Heaton

Vanish Malton Sledmere Scud The Peer Scud The Peer The Peer ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1904)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright

SCUD, v.1 and sb.1 Var. dial, uses in Sc. Irel. and Eng. Also written ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Scud

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about scud

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb scud:

rackdartdashflashshoot

Photos about Scud

Click on an item to view that photo:

scud

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - 17 APRIL 2016: Launcher 2P19 with a rocket 8K14 of missile complex 9K72 Elbrus in Military Artillery Museum. NATO classification - SS-1c Scud B. Adopted in 1962.Small photo of WARSAW, POLAND, July 2016 - SCUD ground to ground medium range ballistic missile launcher at Polish Army MuseumSmall photo of Clouds scud across the sky above autumn trees near Drayton Valley AB.Small photo of ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - 17 APRIL 2016: Launcher 9P117 with a rocket 8K1 of missile complex 9K72 Elbrus in Military Artillery Museum. NATO classification - SS-1c Scud B. Adopted in 1962.Small photo of ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - 17 APRIL 2016: Launcher 2P19 of missile complex 9K72 Elbrus in Military Artillery Museum. NATO classification - SS-1c Scud B. Adopted in 1962.Small photo of TOGLIATTI, RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2013: Launcher with rocket missile complex "Elbrus" (Scud B) in Togliatti Technical museum. Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet UnionSmall photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - CIRCA JULY, 2016: SCUD R-11 R-17 R-300 tactical soviet russian ballistic missile lying on grass with all service markings close up detail exterior view More...

Video language resources about Scud

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Scud!

Quotes about Scud

We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means. (Condoleezza Rice)
more quotes about scud...

Scrabble value of S1C3U1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SCUD

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

Semordnilap

What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

See also the index of semordnilaps!

Other anagrams

What do you get if you rearrange the letters in other ways?

See also the blanagrams of Scud!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Scud to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary