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stud1

[stuhd] /stʌd/
noun
1.
a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament.
2.
any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it:
a collar stud.
3.
any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, etc.
4.
any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements.
5.
Automotive. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
6.
an earring consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
7.
Horology. the piece to which the fixed end of a hairspring is attached.
verb (used with object), studded, studding.
8.
to set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like:
The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails.
9.
(of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of:
Stars stud the sky.
10.
to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface:
to stud raisins over a cake.
11.
to furnish with or support by studs.
adjective
12.
ornamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects:
a stud belt.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English stude knob, post, Old English studu post; cognate with Middle High German stud, Old Norse stoth post
Related forms
unstudded, adjective

stud2

[stuhd] /stʌd/
noun
1.
a studhorse or stallion.
2.
an establishment, as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding.
3.
a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner.
4.
a male animal, as a bull or ram, kept for breeding.
5.
a herd of animals kept for breeding.
6.
Slang. a man, especially one who is notably virile and sexually active.
7.
Poker. stud poker.
adjective
8.
of, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses.
9.
retained for breeding purposes.
Idioms
10.
at / in stud, (of a male animal) offered for the purpose of breeding.
Origin
before 1000; 1920-25 for def 6; Middle English; Old English stōd; cognate with Old Norse stōth; akin to stand

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Examples from the web for stud
  • Find the stud or joist closest to the spot you have chosen and mark its position on the surface.
  • My candidate had the tiniest little diamond stud in his ear.
  • Only dogs registered in the national stud book have a record of their parentage and genetic traits.
  • To sense their environment, cells rely on the receptor proteins that stud their surface.
  • Beadlike bright red berries stud branches in fall and through winter.
  • If you do not find a stud the first time you drill, bore test holes at about half-inch intervals on each side until you do.
  • The second year, she took it off and donned a diamond nose stud.
  • After banging away for a few minutes, he finally yanks the stud off the wall in a flurry of sawdust and splintered wood.
  • The principal wanted a soccer coach to stop wearing her tongue stud.
  • stud ham with cloves, inserting one at the intersection of each crosshatch.
British Dictionary definitions for stud

stud1

/stʌd/
noun
1.
a large-headed nail or other projection protruding from a surface, usually as decoration
2.
a type of fastener consisting of two discs at either end of a short shank, used to fasten shirtfronts, collars, etc
3.
(building trades) a vertical member made of timber, steel, etc, that is used with others to construct the framework of a wall
4.
a headless bolt that is threaded at both ends, the centre portion being unthreaded
5.
any short projection on a machine, such as the metal cylinder that forms a journal for the gears on a screw-cutting lathe
6.
the crossbar in the centre of a link of a heavy chain
7.
one of a number of rounded projections on the sole of a boot or shoe to give better grip, as on a football boot
verb (transitive) studs, studding, studded
8.
to provide, ornament, or make with studs
9.
to dot or cover (with): the park was studded with daisies
10.
(building trades) to provide or support (a wall, partition, etc) with studs
Word Origin
Old English studu; related to Old Norse stoth post, Middle High German stud post

stud2

/stʌd/
noun
1.
a group of pedigree animals, esp horses, kept for breeding purposes
2.
any male animal kept principally for breeding purposes, esp a stallion
3.
a farm or stable where a stud is kept
4.
the state or condition of being kept for breeding purposes: at stud, put to stud
5.
(modifier) of or relating to such animals or the place where they are kept: a stud farm, a stud horse
6.
(slang) a virile or sexually active man
7.
short for stud poker
Word Origin
Old English stōd; related to Old Norse stōth, Old High German stuot
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Word Origin and History for stud
n.

"nailhead, knob," Old English studu "pillar, prop, post," from Proto-Germanic *stud- (cf. Old Norse stoð "staff, stick," prop. "stay," Middle High German stud, Old English stow "place"), from PIE *stu-, variant of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense expanded by late 14c. to include ornamental devices fixed in and projecting from a surface. The verb is c.1500 in the literal sense of "set with studs," 1560s in studded with "as though sprinkled with nails with conspicuous heads."

"horse used for breeding," Old English stod "herd of horses, place where horses are kept for breeding," from Proto-Germanic *stodo (cf. Old Norse stoð, Middle Low German stod, Old High German stuot "herd of horses," German Stute "mare"), from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stado "herd," Lithuanian stodas "a drove of horses;" see stet). Sense of "male horse kept for breeding" is first recorded 1803; meaning "man who is highly active and proficient sexually" is attested from 1895; that of "any young man" is from 1929.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stud

stud

noun
  1. A man, esp one who is stylish, au courant, etc; dude (1929+)
  2. A sexually prodigious man; cocksman (1895+)
  3. An attractive man; hunk: Everyone knows Mike, he's the total stud of his class (1950s+)
  4. A medical student (1980s+ Medical)

[fr stud or studhorse, ''stallion, esp one kept for breeding,'' the term found by 1903; first sense popularized by 1940s jive talk]


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Related Abbreviations for stud

stud.

  1. student
  2. studio
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