Stud meaning

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(slang) A person who is extremely competent in a given area.
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To set with studs or a stud.

Stud a bracelet with rubies.

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To be scattered over.

Daisies studded the meadow.

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Any of a series of small knobs or rounded nailheads used to ornament a surface, as of leather.
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To provide with or construct with studs or a stud.
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Any of a number of upright pieces in the outer or inner walls of a building, to which panels, siding, laths, etc. are nailed.
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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.

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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.

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An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, drywall, or similar material.
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A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
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A metal crosspiece used as a brace in a link, as in a chain cable.
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(games) Stud poker.
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A metal crossbar bracing a link, as in a chain cable.
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A projecting pin or peg used as a support, pivot, stop, etc. or, as in an automobile tire, to increase traction on ice.
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A screw threaded at each end, used in fastening metal to metal or concrete.
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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 ear.
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To be set thickly on; be scattered over.

Rocks stud the hillside.

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Of or having to do with a stud.

A stud farm.

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Kept for breeding.
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A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
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A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
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A group of such animals.
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An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
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A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
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(colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
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A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.

A collar with studs.

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(jewelry) A small round earring.

She's wearing studs in her ears.

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(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.
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(poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
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(engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
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(engineering) A stud bolt.
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An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
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To set with studs; to furnish with studs.
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To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
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To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
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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.

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A small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener.
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To set or decorate with studs or studlike objects.

A crown studded with jewels.

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at stud
  • Available or offered for breeding. Used of animals.
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at stud
  • available for breeding
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of stud

  • Middle English stod establishment for breeding horses from Old English stōd stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English stode from Old English studu stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English stōd.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English studu.

    From Wiktionary