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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hud \Hud\, n. [Cf. Hood a covering.] A huck or hull, as of a nut. [Prov. Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"husk of a seed," late 14c., of uncertain origin; perhaps related to hood (n.1).


n. (context UK dialect English) A huck or hull, as of a nut.


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Hud (1963 film)

Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, and was their first film for Paramount Pictures. Hud was filmed on location on the Texas Panhandle and in Claude, Texas. Its screenplay was by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. and was based on Larry McMurtry's 1961 novel, Horseman, Pass By. The film's title character, Hud Bannon, was a minor character in the original screenplay but was reworked as the lead role. With its main character an antihero, Hud was later described as a revisionist Western.

The film centers on the ongoing conflict between principled patriarch Homer Bannon and his unscrupulous and arrogant son, Hud, during an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease putting the family's cattle ranch at risk. Lonnie, Homer's grandson and Hud's nephew, is caught in the conflict and forced to choose which character to follow.

Hud premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, and was a critical and commercial success at its general release. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning three; Patricia Neal won Best Actress, Melvyn Douglas won Best Supporting Actor and James Wong Howe the Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography. Howe's use of contrast to create space and his selection of black-and-white was favored by critics. In later reviews, the film received additional praise.

Hud (prophet)

Hud (; ) is the name of a prophet of ancient Arabia, who is mentioned in the Qur'an. The eleventh chapter of the Qur'an, Hud, is named after him, though the narrative of Hud comprises only a small portion of the chapter.

Hud (surah)

Sura Hud (, Sūrat Hūd) is the 11th chapter of the Qur'an with 123 verses. It is a Meccan sura. It is about the prophet Hud.

HUD (video gaming)

In video gaming, the HUD (head-up display) or Status Bar is the method by which information is visually relayed to the player as part of a game's user interface. It takes its name from the head-up displays used in modern aircraft.

The HUD is frequently used to simultaneously display several pieces of information including the main character's health, items, and an indication of game progression (such as score or level).

HuD (protein)

HuD otherwise known as ELAV-like protein 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ELAVL4 gene.

The HuD/ELAVL4 protein is an RNA-binding protein.

HuD is expressed only in neurons and it binds to AU-rich element-containing mRNAs. As a result of this interaction the half-life of the transcript is increased. HuD is important in neurons during brain development and plasticity.

Hud (1986 film)

Hud ('Skin') is a 1986 Norwegian crime film directed by and starring Vibeke Løkkeberg. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

HUD (computing)

In computing, the HUD (head-up display) is the method by which information is visually relayed to the user as part of a program or OS' user interface. It takes its name from the head-up displays used in modern aircraft.

Usage examples of "hud".

Watson n that wis barry cos wi baith played guitar n hud the same name eh.

His HUD screamed a warning, highlighting a mutineer fumbling with her weapon, and Stark dropped that one as well.

Vatican security pounced, grabbed a hud ay the radge n muggins here hud tae smooth it ower.

S-forms wi Hibs yonks ago, but naebody hud offered Billy any contract.

The recon team leader kept his HUD on and reran what he and his men had just observed.

What goat me wis thit naebody hud telt ays what aw this shite wi the dugs wis aboot.

Aw ah thoat aboot wis sex when ah wis inside, but when ah goat oot, ah hud loads ay shite in ma heid cause ay that Gail cow and ah couldnae get it up.

Used tae think eh wis it, wi that shite band him n Topsy hud, but top-quality fanny widnae look at urn until eh goat ehs decks n ehs club nights n ehs wad ay cash.

What happened was that Terry hud goat up in the night tae dae a shite, but instead ay the bog, the pished-up cunt hud used this bidet thing they hud thaire.

He could gie a punch and he could take one n aw, no that eh hud tae very often wi his reflexes.

This wis the best fuckin chance ah hud, cause ah could talk tae her aboot something ah kent aboot, withoot her gittin fed up like wi aw the rest ay thum.

Ah hud tae whisper n ah felt like ah wis gittin a beamer if muh Ma or Dad came in.

Well at least eh hud fuckin good skin, eh goes back, pointin at ma face.

We hud a couple ay bops but it wis maistly jist sittin doonstairs, talkin sounds.

Frank Muter hud down into his overcoat and put his hand under the dash of car to see whether any heat was coming out.