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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thud
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.

Etymology: Cf. AS. þōden a whirlwind, violent wind, or E. thump

verb Thud
To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  2. Strike with a dull sound ("Bullets were thudding against the wall")
  3. Make a dull sound ("the knocker thudded against the front door")
  4. Make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

From Middle English thudden (“to strike with a weapon”), from Old English þyddan (“to strike, press, thrust”), from Proto-Germanic *þuddijaną, *þiudijaną (“to strike, thrust”), from Proto-Germanic *þūhaną, *þeuhaną (“to press”), from Proto-Indo-European *tūk- (“to beat”). Cognate with Old English þoddettan (“to strike, push, batter”), Old English þȳdan (“to strike, stab, thrust, press”), Old English þēowan (“to press”), Albanian thundër (“a hoof, talon, a shaft, fig. oppression, torment”) .

  1. The sound of a dull impact.
  2. (US, military, dated slang) Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter.

thud was also found in the following language(s): Romani and Welsh

Fun Facts about the name Thud

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Past life for Thud born Jul 16, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.