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stud

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noun, often attributive \ˈstəd\

Definition of stud

  1. 1a :  a group of animals and especially horses kept primarily for breedingb :  a place (as a farm) where a stud is kept

  2. 2 :  studhorse; broadly :  a male animal kept for breeding

  3. 3a :  a young man :  guy; especially :  one who is virile and promiscuousb :  a tough personc :  hunk 2

at stud

  1. :  for breeding as a stud <retired racehorses at stud>

Origin and Etymology 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

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stud

noun

Definition of stud

  1. 1a :  one of the smaller uprights in the framing of the walls of a building to which sheathing, paneling, or laths are fastened :  scantlingb :  height from floor to ceiling

  2. 2a :  a boss, rivet, or nail with a large head used (as on a shield or belt) for ornament or protectionb :  a solid button with a shank or eye on the back inserted (as through an eyelet in a garment) as a fastener or ornamentc :  a small button-like ornament with a post for inserting through a body part (as the earlobe or nostril) and into a clasp

  3. 3a :  any of various infixed pieces (as a rod or pin) projecting from a machine and serving chiefly as a support or axisb :  one of the metal or rubber cleats projecting from a snow tire to increase traction

Origin and Etymology 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

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stud

transitive verb

Definition of stud

studded

studding

  1. 1 :  to furnish (as a building or wall) with studs

  2. 2 :  to adorn, cover, or protect with studs

  3. 3 :  to set, mark, or decorate conspicuously often at intervals <a sky studded with stars> <a career studded with honors>

Examples of stud in a sentence

  1. Beads stud the surface of the gown.

Circa 1506

First Known Use of stud

circa 1506

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stud

abbreviation

Definition of stud



STUD Defined for English Language Learners


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stud

transitive verb

Definition of stud for English Language Learners

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


STUD Defined for Kids

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stud

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noun \ˈstəd\

Definition of stud for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the smaller vertical supports in the walls of a building to which the wall materials are fastened

  2. 2 :  a removable device like a button used for fastening or as an ornament <shirt studs>

  3. 3 :  one of the metal cleats used on a snow tire to provide a better grip

  4. 4 :  a small piece of jewelry that is attached through a hole in part of a person's body


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stud

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verb

Definition of stud for Students

studded

studding

  1. :  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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