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spud

 (spŭd)
n.
1. Informal A potato.
2. A sharp spadelike tool used for rooting or digging out weeds.
3. A short section of pipe or a threaded fitting that completes a connection, as between a longer pipe and a nozzle, valve, or meter.
tr.v. spud·ded, spud·ding, spuds
1. To remove with a sharp spadelike tool.
2. To begin drilling operations on: spud an oil well.

[Middle English spudde, short knife.]

spud

(spʌd)
n
1. (Plants) an informal word for potato1
2. (Tools) a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc
3. (Tools) Also called: spudder a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees
vb, spuds, spudding or spudded
4. (Agriculture) (tr) to remove (bark) or eradicate (weeds) with a spud
5. (Mining & Quarrying) (intr) to drill the first foot of an oil well
[C15 spudde short knife, of unknown origin; applied later to a digging tool, and hence to a potato]

spud

(spʌd)

n., v. spud•ded, spud•ding. n.
1. Informal. a potato.
2. a spadelike instrument, esp. one with a narrow blade, as for digging up or cutting the roots of weeds.
3. a stake for supporting dredging or earth-boring machinery.
4. a short pipe, as for connecting a water pipe with a meter.
v.t.
5. to remove with a spud.
[1425–75; late Middle English spudde short knife, of obscure orig.]

spud


Past participle: spudded
Gerund: spudding

Imperative
spud
spud
Present
I spud
you spud
he/she/it spuds
we spud
you spud
they spud
Preterite
I spudded
you spudded
he/she/it spudded
we spudded
you spudded
they spudded
Present Continuous
I am spudding
you are spudding
he/she/it is spudding
we are spudding
you are spudding
they are spudding
Present Perfect
I have spudded
you have spudded
he/she/it has spudded
we have spudded
you have spudded
they have spudded
Past Continuous
I was spudding
you were spudding
he/she/it was spudding
we were spudding
you were spudding
they were spudding
Past Perfect
I had spudded
you had spudded
he/she/it had spudded
we had spudded
you had spudded
they had spudded
Future
I will spud
you will spud
he/she/it will spud
we will spud
you will spud
they will spud
Future Perfect
I will have spudded
you will have spudded
he/she/it will have spudded
we will have spudded
you will have spudded
they will have spudded
Future Continuous
I will be spudding
you will be spudding
he/she/it will be spudding
we will be spudding
you will be spudding
they will be spudding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spudding
you have been spudding
he/she/it has been spudding
we have been spudding
you have been spudding
they have been spudding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spudding
you will have been spudding
he/she/it will have been spudding
we will have been spudding
you will have been spudding
they will have been spudding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spudding
you had been spudding
he/she/it had been spudding
we had been spudding
you had been spudding
they had been spudding
Conditional
I would spud
you would spud
he/she/it would spud
we would spud
you would spud
they would spud
Past Conditional
I would have spudded
you would have spudded
he/she/it would have spudded
we would have spudded
you would have spudded
they would have spudded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spud - an edible tuber native to South Americaspud - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
baked potato - potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries - strips of potato fried in deep fat
home fries, home-fried potatoes - sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
mashed potato - potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
Uruguay potato - similar to the common potato
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
2.spud - a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
hand shovel - a shovel that is operated by hand
Verb1.spud - initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
drill, bore - make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
2.spud - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
Translations

spud

[spʌd]
A. N
1. (= potato) → patata f, papa f (LAm)
2. (Agr) (= tool) → escarda f
B. VT (Agr) → escardar

spud

[ˈspʌd] n (= potato) → patate f

spud

n (inf: = potato) → Kartoffel f; spud-bashing (Brit Mil sl) → Küchendienst m

spud

[spʌd] n (fam) (potato) → patata
References in classic literature ?
I thought I would try my luck -- I mean try whether to kill her or not -- -by throwing up the Spud of the plow into the air.
As she paced the walk, the black night opened over the sea, and showed her the murderer in the field hurling the Spud of the plow into the air.
In thought, she saw the picture again -- the murderer hurling the Spud of the plow into the air, and setting the life or death of the woman who had deserted him on the hazard of the falling point.
He sat in the sun, and conversed cordially with Tommy Brock, who was passing through the wood with a sack and a little spud which he used for digging, and some mole traps.
Poyser was walking briskly this March morning, with a sense of spring business on his mind: he was going to cast the master's eye on the shoeing of a new cart-horse, carrying his spud as a useful companion by the way.
Martin was silent for a minute or two, looking on the ground and rooting up the grass with his spud, without knowing what he was doing.
Now he scraped a little mud off his old gaiters with his spud, and waited.
I rigged up a contraption to hold off those stinking beasts, and I spent a happy day there with a spud.
If I could find a spud or something I'd do it myself.
Pullet, confused and overwhelmed by this revolutionary aspect of things,--the tea deferred and the poultry alarmed by the unusual running to and fro,--took up his spud as an instrument of search, and reached down a key to unlock the goose-pen, as a likely place for Maggie to lie concealed in.
There was Terrence the Magnificent--descended, as Van Horn remembered, from the American-bred Milton Droleen, out of the Queen of County Antrim, Breda Muddler, which royal bitch, as every one who is familiar with the stud book knows, goes back as far as the almost mythical Spuds, with along the way no primrose dallyings with black- and-tan Killeney Boys and Welsh nondescripts.
Once spud has been achieved the Company will advise and further make regular announcements during the course of drilling, as appropriate.