- 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 st?t- from base an unverified form st?-, to stand
transitive verbstud′ded, stud′ding
- to set or decorate with studs or studlike objects: a crown studded with jewels
- to be set thickly on; be scattered over: rocks stud the hillside
- 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
- a virile, sexually promiscuous man
- hunk (noun)
- stud poker
Origin of studMiddle English stod from OE, akin to German stute, mare (OHG stuot, stud of horses) from Indo-European an unverified form st?dh- 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 or other piercing mounted on a slender post, as of gold or steel.
- 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 physically fit.
- 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 stÅd.
- 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.