What Does HUD Mean?

HUD means "Heads-Up Display."

A HUD is usually a transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual point of focus. It is part of the UI (User Interface).

In gaming, the HUD differs depending on the genre of the game and the actual game itself. It is usually on onscreen display of a character's status and other statistics (e.g., health, equipment, ammunition level, position in a race, etc.). The HUD allows the player to check a character's statistics without looking away from the gameplay.

Summary of Key Points

"Heads-Up Display" is the most common definition for HUD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Heads-Up Display
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of HUD in Sentences

Here's an example of HUD being used in conversation:
  • Pete: I would love to be able to fully customize the HUD on this game and take most of the information off.
  • Sara: I know. This HUD really takes away from the visuals.

Example of HUD Used in a Text


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