muddy

a) Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.

He slogged across the muddy field.

b) Not clear; mixed up or blurry.

Take off your muddy boots before you come inside.

2. verb
a) To get mud on (something).

If you muddy your shoes dont wear them inside.

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

The discussion only muddied their understanding of the subject.


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  • Muddy — Mud dy, a. [Compar. {Muddier}; superl. {Muddiest}.] 1. Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots. [1913 Webster] 2. Turbid with mud; as, muddy water. [1913 Webster] 3. Consisting of mud or earth; gross; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muddy — may refer to: Something covered in mud Places Several places in the United States: Muddy, Illinois Muddy, Montana Other Muddy Waters, blues musician Muddy Mole, the main character of the video game, Mole Mania See also All pages beginning with… …   Wikipedia

  • Muddy — Muddy, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 627 Housing Units (2000): 160 Land area (2000): 28.561963 sq. miles (73.975142 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 28.561963 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • muddy — [mud′ē] adj. muddier, muddiest 1. full of or spattered with mud 2. a) not clear; containing sediment; cloudy [muddy coffee] b) not light or bright; dull [a muddy complexion] 3. confused, obscure, vague …   English World dictionary

  • Muddy, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 78 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.262714 sq. miles (0.680427 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.262714 sq. miles (0.680427 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Muddy, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 627 Housing Units (2000): 160 Land area (2000): 28.561963 sq. miles (73.975142 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 28.561963 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • muddy — ► ADJECTIVE (muddier, muddiest) 1) covered in, full of, or reminiscent of mud. 2) clouded; not bright or clear. ► VERB (muddies, muddied) 1) cause to become muddy. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • Muddy — Mud dy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Muddied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muddying}.] 1. To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fig.): To cloud; to make dull or heavy; to confuse. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muddy — (spr. Moddi, M. Creek), 1) Name mehrer Flüsse in den Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten, Nebenflüsse des Mississippi, des Susquehanna, des Monangahela, des Ohio, des Seneca u.a.; 2) so v.w. Mundavi, s.u. Cutch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • muddy — index opaque, pollute, unclear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • muddy — *turbid, roily Analogous words: murky, gloomy, obscure, *dark: confused, muddled, addle (see CONFUSE): *dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, squalid Contrasted words: *clear, transparent, translucent, lucid, limpid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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