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1stud

noun, often attributive \ˈstəd\

Definition of STUD

1
a :  a group of animals and especially horses kept primarily for breeding
b :  a place (as a farm) where a stud is kept
2
:  studhorse; broadly :  a male animal kept for breeding
3
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

2stud

noun

Definition of STUD

1
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
2
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
3
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

3stud

transitive verb

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

stud·dedstud·ding

Full Definition of STUD

1
:  to furnish (as a building or wall) with studs
2
:  to adorn, cover, or protect with studs
3
:  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

4stud

abbreviation

Definition of STUD

STUDDED Defined for Kids

1stud

noun \ˈstəd\

Definition of STUD for Kids

1
:  one of the smaller vertical supports in the walls of a building to which the wall materials are fastened
2
:  a removable device like a button used for fastening or as an ornament <shirt studs>
3
:  one of the metal cleats used on a snow tire to provide a better grip
4
:  a small piece of jewelry that is attached through a hole in part of a person's body

2stud

verb
stud·dedstud·ding

Definition of STUD for Kids

:  to cover or be covered with many small items <She wore … black cowboy boots which were studded with turquoise stones. — Louis Sachar, Holes>

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