noun, often attributive \ˈstəd\

Definition of STUD

a :  a group of animals and especially horses kept primarily for breeding
b :  a place (as a farm) where a stud is kept
:  studhorse; broadly :  a male animal kept for breeding
a :  a young man :  guy; especially :  one who is virile and promiscuous
b :  a tough person
c :  hunk 2
at stud
:  for breeding as a stud <retired racehorses at stud>

Origin of STUD

Middle English stod, from Old English stōd; akin to Old Church Slavic stado flock and probably to Old High German stān to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with STUD



Definition of STUD

a :  one of the smaller uprights in the framing of the walls of a building to which sheathing, paneling, or laths are fastened :  scantling
b :  height from floor to ceiling
a :  a boss, rivet, or nail with a large head used (as on a shield or belt) for ornament or protection
b :  a solid button with a shank or eye on the back inserted (as through an eyelet in a garment) as a fastener or ornament
c :  a small button-like ornament with a post for inserting through a body part (as the earlobe or nostril) and into a clasp
a :  any of various infixed pieces (as a rod or pin) projecting from a machine and serving chiefly as a support or axis
b :  one of the metal or rubber cleats projecting from a snow tire to increase traction

Origin of STUD

Middle English stode, from Old English studu; akin to Middle High German stud prop, Old Norse stoth post
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste


transitive verb

: to decorate or cover (something) with many small items


Full Definition of STUD

:  to furnish (as a building or wall) with studs
:  to adorn, cover, or protect with studs
:  to set, mark, or decorate conspicuously often at intervals <a sky studded with stars> <a career studded with honors>

Examples of STUD

  1. Beads stud the surface of the gown.

First Known Use of STUD

circa 1506

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot



Definition of STUD


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