- 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.
stud definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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: Middle 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
stud definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, wallboard, 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.
- 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: Middle 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 man regarded as virile and sexually active.b. A man regarded as attractive.
- Games Stud poker.
Origin: Middle English stod, establishment for breeding horses, from Old English stōd; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
stud - Phrases/Idioms