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studding

[stuhd-ing] /ˈstʌd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a number of studs, as in a wall or partition.
2.
timbers or manufactured objects for use as studs.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; stud1 + -ing1

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
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
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Examples for studding
  • Two students gave accurate definitions, the rest waffled even more about diamonds studding the tiara.
  • studding a transcript with grades achieved by telling people in authority what you think they want to hear is not.
  • Another plot involved studding the teacher's chair with tiny gramophone needles.
  • Beyond those lines, the claws of bears and big cats could drag you to mouths waiting at the iron grills studding both walls.
  • Foundation cripple walls shall be framed of studs not smaller than the studding above.
  • The roofs had fallen in, but rotting floors and a few decayed studding of the sidewalls still remained.
  • Foundation cripple walls shall be framed of studs not less in size than the studding above.
  • It has a gable roof, close studding, and a later lean-to addition.
  • And so simply putting a double studding every four feet at the bottom, they stopped the breaking apart from that level of shaking.
  • The paper is put onto the studding and is covered over with the siding.
British Dictionary definitions for studding

studding

/ˈstʌdɪŋ/
noun
1.
building studs collectively, esp as used to form a wall or partition See also stud1 (sense 3)
2.
material that is used to form studs or serve as studs

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 studding
stud
"nailhead, knob," O.E. studu "pillar, prop, post," from P.Gmc. *stud- (cf. O.N. stoð "staff, stick," prop. "stay," M.H.G. stud, O.E. stow "place"), from PIE *stu-, variant of base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense expanded by 1397 to include ornamental devices fixed in and projecting from a surface. The verb is 1505 in the literal sense of "set with studs," 1570 in studded with "as though sprinkled with nails with conspicuous heads."
stud
"horse used for breeding," O.E. stod "herd of horses, place where horses are kept for breeding," from P.Gmc. *stodo (cf. O.N. stoð, M.L.G. stod, O.H.G. stuot "herd of horses," Ger. Stute "mare"), from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (cf. O.C.S. stado "herd," Lith. 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 studding

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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