- Stud is defined as something related to breeding animals.
An example of stud is a purebred horse kept for mating and reproducing; a stud horse.
- The definition of a stud is a small round knob or post used for decoration, or an animal kept for breeding.
- An example of a stud is a round metal decoration on a leather belt.
- An example of a stud is the only male horse in a stable of mares.
- Stud is defined as to decorate with rounded knobs or nail heads.
An example of stud is adding many rounded brass buttons to the outside of a purse for decoration.
- any of a series of small knobs or rounded nailheads used to ornament a surface, as of leather
- a small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener
- any of a number of upright pieces in the outer or inner walls of a building, to which panels, siding, laths, etc. are nailed
- a metal crossbar bracing a link, as in a chain cable
- a projecting pin or peg used as a support, pivot, stop, etc. or, as in an automobile tire, to increase traction on ice
- a screw threaded at each end, used in fastening metal to metal or concrete
- an earring consisting of a small ornament, as a gem, on a metal post that passes through a hole in the ear lobe, held in place by a fastener that attaches behind the earin full stud earring
Origin of studMiddle English stode ; from Old English studu, column, pillar, post, akin to Old Norse stoth, German stützen, to prop ; from Indo-European an unverified form stūt- ; from base an unverified form stā-, to stand
- a number of horses, or sometimes other animals, esp. as kept for breeding
- the place where these are kept
- any male animal used esp. for breeding
- Slang a virile, sexually promiscuous man
- stud poker
Origin of studMiddle English stod ; from Old English akin to German stute, mare (OHG stuot, stud of horses) ; from Indo-European an unverified form stādh- ; from base an unverified form sta-, to stand
- of or having to do with a stud: a stud farm
- kept for breeding
- An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, drywall, or similar material.
- A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
- a. A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt.b. A buttonlike earring mounted on a slender post, as of gold or steel, for wearing in a pierced earlobe.
- a. Any of various protruding pins or pegs in machinery, used mainly as a support or pivot.b. One of a number of small metal cleats embedded in a snow tire to increase traction on slippery or snowy roads.
- A metal crosspiece used as a brace in a link, as in a chain cable.
transitive verbstud·ded, stud·ding, studs
- To provide with or construct with studs or a stud.
- To set with studs or a stud: stud a bracelet with rubies.
- To be scattered over: Daisies studded the meadow.
Origin of studMiddle English stode, from Old English studu; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- a. A group of animals, especially horses, kept for breeding.b. A male animal, such as a stallion, that is kept for breeding.c. A stable or farm where these animals are kept.
- Slang a. A usually young man who is very sexually active or promiscuous.b. A usually young man regarded as attractive and well-built.
- Slang A person who is extremely competent in a given area.
- Games Stud poker.
Origin of studMiddle English stod, establishment for breeding horses, from Old English stōd; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
- A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
- A group of such animals.
- An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
- A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
- (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
Old English stōd.
- A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
- a collar with studs
- (jewelry) A small round earring.
- She's wearing studs in her ears.
- (construction) A vertical post, especially one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.
- (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
- (engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
- (engineering) A stud bolt.
- An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
(third-person singular simple present studs, present participle studding, simple past and past participle studded)
- To set with studs; to furnish with studs.
- To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
- To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
Old English studu.