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Clay vs. Mud

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Main Difference

The main difference between Clay and Mud is that the Clay is a soft rock based compound often used for sculpture and tools and Mud is a mixture of water and any combination of soil, silt, and clay.

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  • Clay (noun)

    A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.

  • Clay (noun)

    An earth material with ductile qualities.

  • Clay (noun)

    A tennis court surface.

    "The French Open is played on clay."

  • Clay (noun)

    The material of the human body.

  • Clay (noun)

    A particle less than 3.9 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

  • Clay (noun)

    A clay pipe for smoking tobacco.

  • Clay (noun)

    A clay pigeon.

    "We went shooting clays at the weekend."

  • Clay (noun)

    Land or territory of a country or other political region.

    "Danzig is rightfully German clay."

  • Clay (verb)

    To add clay to, to spread clay onto.

  • Clay (verb)

    To purify using clay.

  • Mud (noun)

    A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.

  • Mud (noun)

    A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.

  • Mud (noun)

    Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.

  • Mud (noun)

    Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.

    "The campaign issues got lost in all the mud from both parties."

  • Mud (noun)

    Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.

  • Mud (noun)

    stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex

  • Mud (noun)

    A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

  • Mud (noun)

    A black person.

  • Mud (verb)

    To make muddy or dirty; to apply mud to (something).

  • Mud (verb)

    To make turbid.

  • Mud (verb)

    To participate in a MUD or multi-user dungeon.

Wiktionary
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  • Clay (noun)

    a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics

    "a clay soil"

    "a clay tile"

    "the soil is mainly clay"

    "the rocks are covered by various mixtures of loose clays and sands"

  • Clay (noun)

    sediment with particles smaller than silt, typically less than 0.002 mm.

  • Clay (noun)

    a hardened clay surface for a tennis court

    "she won more matches on clay than any other player"

  • Clay (noun)

    the substance of the human body

    "this lifeless clay"

  • Clay (noun)

    a European moth with yellowish-brown wings.

  • Mud (noun)

    a computer-based text or virtual reality game which several players play at the same time, interacting with each other as well as with characters controlled by the computer.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Clay (noun)

    A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.

  • Clay (noun)

    Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.

  • Clay

    To cover or manure with clay.

  • Clay

    To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.

  • Mud (noun)

    Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.

  • Mud

    To bury in mud.

  • Mud

    To make muddy or turbid.

Webster Dictionary
  • Clay (noun)

    a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

  • Clay (noun)

    water soaked soil; soft wet earth

  • Clay (noun)

    United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)

  • Clay (noun)

    United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

  • Clay (noun)

    the dead body of a human being

  • Mud (noun)

    water soaked soil; soft wet earth

  • Mud (noun)

    slanderous remarks or charges

  • Mud (verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire;

    "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

  • Mud (verb)

    plaster with mud

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