Main definitions of stud in US English:

: stud1stud2

stud1

noun

  • 1A large-headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration.

    • ‘It was protected by huge wooden doors, imprinted with black metal studs and a silver depiction of man and horse.’
    • ‘Her muscular arms are folded across her chest and each of her wrists is adorned with a black bracelet with shiny metal studs.’
    • ‘The next was cluttered with metal studs and necklaces that had spikes too long for my personal sanity.’
    • ‘She wore thick leather armor reinforced with metal studs.’
    • ‘The bike look is not heavy leather with metal studs, but usually clothes made with lightweight synthetic fiber and pants that end mid-calf.’
    • ‘The shape of the headrest follows Zulu style, but brightly coloured plastics, insulation tape and metal studs decorate the core.’
    • ‘These rollers have drums with many protruding studs, each similar to a sheepsfoot, that provide a kneading action.’
    • ‘They have rich enamelled surfaces whose reflective planes are broken up with studs of texture.’
    • ‘An enlarged end of a shank is anchored into the retention member with a threaded stud extending therefrom.’
    • ‘Gazillions of crystal and metal studs of varying sizes adorn a band of leather.’
    • ‘The blue-haired girl fisted her hands in her new navy Kangui gloves which had small metal studs on the knuckles.’
    • ‘Heeled clogs were lined with sheepskin while knee-high boots with a six-inch wooden heel were patterned with metal studs.’
    • ‘In one case, boxers wore leather gloves laden with metal studs.’
    • ‘He had to dodge low cords and metal studs as he hurried.’
    • ‘Each brother carried a heavy leather thong, tipped with metal studs.’
    • ‘Or apply metal studs, according to the instructions provided with the package.’
    lump, bump, protuberance, projection, protrusion, bulge, swelling, knot, node, nodule, gnarl, growth, outgrowth, excrescence, carbuncle, tumour
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    1. 1.1 An item of jewelry in the form of a piece of metal, precious stone, or other ornament attached to a pin or shaft that passes through a piercing in the body.
      • ‘She had white pumps with orange straps, and her earrings were studs.’
      • ‘He was wearing two diamond studs in his right ear and was riding a silver mountain bike.’
      • ‘Her earrings were studs, and she had all-white pumps.’
      • ‘She fidgets with her left diamond stud earring.’
      • ‘Even a pair of diamond stud earrings can make quite a difference.’
      • ‘The body-jewelry equivalent of plain diamond or pearl stud earrings is probably the captive-bead ring, or perhaps the curved barbell.’
      • ‘Diamond stud earrings are timeless and go with just about anything.’
      • ‘She had four studs in either earlobe and two small hoops at the top of her left ear.’
      • ‘When he opened his mouth to tell me he was fine, I spotted a silver tongue stud.’
      • ‘AJ walked along the wall looking at the collection of chain necklaces, earrings, eyebrow studs, navel rings, and hair dyes.’
      • ‘She was wearing a black pants suit and heels, with two diamond stud earrings.’
      • ‘She was wearing diamond studs in her ears.’
      • ‘She had pierced ears but wore neither studs nor earrings and there was no jewellery.’
      • ‘She had pierced ears but was not wearing studs or earrings, and was wearing plastic contact lenses.’
      • ‘In one ear was a stud earring made of a diamond, and silver.’
      • ‘He played with the small silver stud in his ear.’
      • ‘She had on diamond stud earrings and thin fingerless lace gloves.’
      • ‘The collection included a wide range of jewellery such as necklaces, earrings, bangles, studs, broaches and mangalsutra.’
      • ‘Diamond earrings and studs are the most versatile and wonderful accessory that can give an aristocratic look.’
    2. 1.2 A fastener consisting of two buttons joined with a bar, used in formal wear to fasten a shirtfront or to fasten a collar to a shirt.
      • ‘Nodding, Derek dragged on his dress shirt and was hunting for the missing studs when Jordan Colby arrived.’
      • ‘But the tuxedo was not Jim's, the shirt was not his, and the studs and tie were not mine.’
      • ‘He put on his tux shirt and slowly plugged the studs.’
      • ‘She returned the favor by working the studs from his dress shirt.’
      • ‘By the same token, try to use studs to fasten your tuxedo shirt rather than the plastic buttons already on the shirt.’
      • ‘When these inspections are passed, a suit is then certified for that competition by having a metal stud inserted in the left sleeve.’
      • ‘Depending on the occasion, you can accessorize your tuxedo with a hat and a four-piece stud set.’
      • ‘If the studs are covered by the tie, do I just wear a French-cuffed dress shirt?’
      fastener, link, toggle
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    3. 1.3usually studsBritish A small projection fixed to the base of footwear, especially athletic shoes, to allow the wearer to grip the ground.
      • ‘His studs caught Venter and caused a gash above his right eye.’
      • ‘No one else at school had boots with blue plastic studs.’
      • ‘He just went to turn inside during the game and his studs stuck in the ground.’
      • ‘More studs means less pressure per stud, spreading the load evenly across the boot for better comfort.’
      • ‘Your studs go into the ground, your knee goes one way but your foot stays where it is.’
      • ‘It spun back off Gallacher's right-hand post, but Flo was on hand to force the ball over the line with his studs.’
      • ‘The studs of my boot got caught in the turf and my leg just gave way.’
      • ‘They'd be good as studs for soccer boots I imagine.’
      • ‘Today's boots are more like good quality trainers with studs in the soles and are very light and comfortable.’
      • ‘If, like me, you tend to do a lot of walking when fishing, studs are essential items, and you can add screw-in studs to felt soles.’
      • ‘As I walked down the corridor towards the pitch my studs made that fantastic sound which studs do on a hard surface.’
      • ‘Diack deserved the congratulations here, getting his studs on top of the ball to poke it into the furthest corner.’
      • ‘Any type of football boots are welcome, especially moulded and those with blades and studs.’
      • ‘Can anyone remember a situation in which the linesman has found illegal studs?’
      • ‘He can be seen over the two men's shoulders leading a bunch of players, metal studs sparking on the cement, back to the dressing room.’
      • ‘Canero, an adventurous presence on the left flank, caught his studs in the turf and was stretchered off.’
      • ‘Soft stud shoes must be worn and the studs are available at the Castle Hume Golf Club Shop.’
      • ‘Having waited for the ball to depart he drilled his studs into the side of Tim Cahill's knee.’
      • ‘In fact the home keeper had to be stretchered off with an apparently serious ankle injury after catching his studs in the turf.’
      • ‘And if they wear their six studs there are very sore calves and feet after it.’
    4. 1.4usually studs A small metal piece set into the tire of a motor vehicle to improve roadholding in slippery conditions.
      • ‘In real winter conditions the studs provide great traction, but when the temperatures warm up it can be very hard on both tyres and studs.’
      • ‘This gravel can rip out tyre studs, making the roads even more difficult than usual.’
      • ‘Cars run on skinny snow tyres in Sweden, with sharp studs to penetrate the icy surface and find good grip underneath.’
  • 2An upright support in the wall of a building to which sheathing, drywall, etc., are attached.

    • ‘Locate all studs for the entire area of wall space you will be paneling.’
    • ‘Water leakage may soak into the concrete masonry backup walls or into sheathing in steel stud backup walls.’
    • ‘Today's version of the stud finder is all electronic, and operates off battery power.’
    • ‘Place nail guards over studs to protect wires and pipes.’
    • ‘With help from her brother and a handyman, Sims-Yonnet gutted the house right down to the brick and studs.’
    • ‘One word of caution - not all moldings are nailed directly into the studs.’
    • ‘Use the electronic stud finder and find the studs that are around the damaged area.’
    • ‘Attach the combination brackets to the wall studs using the 1-inch screws.’
    • ‘These pieces of wood are the studs which will provide the reliable support for your shelves.’
    • ‘The device can be screwed onto a stud in the house to keep a handgun easily at hand.’
    • ‘A standard interior wall of 2x4 studs with sheet rock screwed directly to the studs provides an STC rating of around 26-30.’
    • ‘To locate the studs, visit the fastener section.’
    • ‘The heads of nails, or dry wall screws, used to fasten plaster-board to studs often pop out.’
    • ‘You can locate these wall studs by tapping on the wall with your hammer and listening for a solid sound.’
    • ‘Repeat the process for each hole and screw the flange to the studs with wood screws.’
    • ‘A note on the wall coupling - it is important that when drilling you do not hit a stud.’
    • ‘So far, it's more than adequate for cutting studs and sheet metal.’
    • ‘You need to either screw into the framing stud behind the drywall or plaster, or use a screw anchor.’
    • ‘Use the stud finder to locate the studs behind the closet walls.’
    • ‘Nail along the edge of the panel about every six inches, hammering the nail into the stud.’
    1. 2.1US The height of a room as indicated by the length of a timber wall stud.
      • ‘After completing the layout, separate the plates by the distance of a stud length.’
  • 3A rivet or crosspiece in each link of a chain cable.

    • ‘Super Stud ATV tire chains are made of case-hardened alloy chain, and uses two studs on every other link for maximum traction.’
    • ‘Haven't you noticed each time you rivet another row of studs into that protective armour, how life slides by and slams you?’

verb

[with object]usually be studded
  • 1Decorate or augment (something) with many studs or similar small objects.

    ‘a dagger studded with precious diamonds’
    • ‘Each exquisite creation is studded with semi precious stones like turquoise, amethyst, pearls and corals.’
    • ‘The gilt rosettes that once studded its coffered dome evoked the firmament.’
    • ‘The cylindrical nave columns are studded with gold mosaic and alternating geometrically decorated capitals.’
    • ‘A unique jewel studded crown was gifted so that Lord Sundareswarar could be decked with it during the daily pujas.’
    • ‘She has studded leather cuffs that go from her wrist to her elbow.’
    • ‘Cell membranes are studded with an enormous variety of molecules called receptors that receive these signals.’
    • ‘It was shaped something like a coffin, but the inside was studded with various kinds of probes and prods and electrodes and such.’
    • ‘The buttresses and pinnacles were studded with coral like coloured sculptures.’
    • ‘We also had the car tires changed to studded winter ones on Wednesday.’
    • ‘They are studded with stones and plastic gems, also sometimes with ribbons and glittering fabric paints to enhance the look.’
    • ‘It was his watch, the entire band and face were studded with what looked like diamonds!’
    • ‘Fendi has played artfully with rhinestones, studding the tops for a line of mink co-ordinates.’
    • ‘Some aegirine crystals are studded with white microcline crystals.’
    • ‘To add to the attraction, they are studded with chocolate gems.’
    • ‘Some of the antique jewellery was studded with emeralds, ruby, zircons and pearls.’
    • ‘A small tan coloured female pup with a black studded collar was found in the Mellick area near the cattle mart.’
    • ‘The upstairs drawing room is a deep turquoise colour, and its ceiling is studded with gilded stars.’
    • ‘A wide leather wrist band studded with silver pyramids slid down his thin arm.’
    • ‘They began to arm themselves, carrying swords, studded planks of wood, and making petrol bombs.’
    • ‘Thorin gives Bilbo a coat of Elvish mail and a leather studded helmet.’
    dotted, scattered, spotted, sprinkled, covered, flecked, peppered, spangled
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    1. 1.1 Strew or cover (something) with a scattering of small objects or features.
      ‘the sky was clear and studded with stars’
      • ‘Never one to back away from a fight, his political career was studded with duels and bloody street brawls.’
      • ‘The book is studded with similar examples of this authorial scale-balancing.’
      • ‘Easton's presentation is studded with quotations from Kessler's diaries, letters and other primary sources.’
      • ‘The rooftop of the fourth was studded with potted bright red flowers.’
      • ‘Mongia's half century was studded with five fours and two sixes.’
      • ‘Each neuron is studded with a dozen or so identical receptors, all made by the same gene and all bearing the same structure.’
      • ‘Incidentally, each of these roads are studded with at least one or more schools.’
      • ‘The town is studded with a series of atmospheric churches.’
      • ‘The de Liselia mansion was studded with many people that Saturday night.’
      • ‘The novel is studded with gems of images, brief and evocative, describing her mother's interjections into her thoughts.’
      • ‘Above her, the sky was studded with stars, but she was too preoccupied to notice.’
      • ‘The messenger was studded with arrow shafts and he was bleeding copiously.’
      • ‘The temples are studded with gilded statues, intricate woodwork, paintings and tapestries.’
      • ‘Sometime during the hours he'd been sleeping, the clouds had cleared and now the black sky was studded with hundreds of stars.’
      • ‘Cruises like planes and trains are studded with people during festive season.’
      • ‘Soon I'm riding free through grassy fields studded with oak trees under a blanket of stars.’
      • ‘History is studded with stories of individuals who have made a significant difference to our lives.’
      • ‘Some 600 teddies, variously decorated by artists, stud the streets of Zurich and its airport in the ‘Teddy-Summer’ project.’
      • ‘The harbors on the southern shore are much better protected, but they're also studded with rocks.’
      • ‘The accounts are studded with quotable instances of lives of both patients and professionals being enriched by the wider view.’
      dotted, scattered, spotted, sprinkled, covered, flecked, peppered, spangled
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Origin

Old English studu, stuthu ‘post, upright prop’; related to German stützen ‘to prop’. The sense ‘ornamental metal knob’ arose in late Middle English.

Pronunciation

stud

/stəd//stəd/

Main definitions of stud in US English:

: stud1stud2

stud2

noun

  • 1An establishment where horses or other domesticated animals are kept for breeding.

    as modifier ‘a stud farm’
    ‘the horse was retired to stud’
    • ‘Futi's mother is now nine years old and in calf in the Holstein stud of Johan Schoeman of Grootpan Farm in the Bothaville district.’
    • ‘The farm also reduced the stud fees on three of its stallions.’
    • ‘The nine-year-old son of Relaunch stands at Wafare Farm near Midway, Kentucky, for a stud fee of $2,500.’
    • ‘Meantime, in the Biddesden stud, the natural breeding goes on.’
    • ‘What, exactly, is wrong with the conventional way of doing stud fees?’
    • ‘The stud will continue to offer all of its yearlings at sales.’
    • ‘The farm has gradually grown to 800 acres and is one of the state's leading studs.’
    • ‘Taylor Made Farm has raised the stud fee of Grade 1 winner Forestry to $75,000 for 2005.’
    • ‘There are 10 large breeding studs in Israel, and Ariela Arabians, owned by businessman Eitan Wertheimer, is the most important.’
    • ‘The bulls have to compete in feed efficiency trials as young animals before they get into the bull studs.’
    • ‘They had no family and they said they'd be thrilled if I took the name over, so that's how my jersey stud came to be.’
    • ‘Terms of the deal were not disclosed and no stud fee has been set.’
    • ‘The stud fee for recently retired Group 1 winner Aljabr has been set at $30,000.’
    • ‘It has 13 stallions at a stud in New South Wales in Australia, and 17 stallions at Ashford Stud in Kentucky in the United States.’
    • ‘There you have the state run studs and bigger breeding programs.’
    1. 1.1 A collection of horses or other domesticated animals belonging to one person.
      • ‘Backsberg also has a goat stud of the famous Swiss Saanen bloodline.’
      • ‘The homebred four-year-old filly will return to the Duke of Roxburghe's stud in England at Floors Farms.’
      • ‘In the meantime they provided a stud of beef bulls not be equalled on the British Isles.’
      • ‘She also owns a stud farm near Newbury and a deer forest in the Highlands.’
      • ‘It was one of South Africa's prominent Holstein studs at that time.’
      • ‘Until 1982 the Hall and the stud farm were in single ownership.’
      • ‘The break-in to the stud farm occurred in the afternoon or evening of last Friday.’
    2. 1.2 A stallion.
      • ‘Pat brought in a second horse, Liberty Major, a stud horse discarded for being dull, stupid, and unwilling.’
      • ‘No determination has been made where Mocha Express will begin his stud career.’
      • ‘The fee is equivalent to each stallion's stud fee with a minimum fee of $1,000.’
      • ‘Williamson pushed his stud horse up to the challenge.’
      • ‘Plans call for him to be sold or syndicated for stud duty.’
      • ‘As long as people think there is someone prepared to pay $1 million for a foal, studs can charge hefty fees and their owners can live playboy lives.’
      • ‘Owner Israel Flores has offered to donate each stud fee for his stallion, Kentucky Jazz, for the entire 2001 breeding season.’
      • ‘A three-time leading sire in Argentina, Southern Halo began stud duty at Ashford in 1996.’
      • ‘King and Prince, another gelding and a stud colt, had loaded much more easily than the fiery Duke.’
      • ‘Swept Overboard is scheduled to make just two more starts before heading to Japan for stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station.’
      • ‘He'll be back in no time, and through his absence, I'll let you take a few of my stud horses for your breeding.’
      • ‘He earned $266,567 in four seasons prior to his stud career.’
      • ‘Flying Continental entered stud in 1994 and stood for between $3,500 and $5,000 throughout his career.’
  • 2informal A young man thought to be very active sexually or regarded as a good sexual partner.

    • ‘A plot with Lisa Grimaldi romancing a hot young stud would get my immediate attention and would simply sizzle.’
    • ‘He'll probably make up stories to himself about how he is a stud, and you're just looney.’
    • ‘He used to be the hottest stud on Liberty Avenue.’
    • ‘He was a stud, with olive complexion, and the rippled muscular body of a sixteen year old.’
    • ‘He will take a self-help course that guarantees to make him a super stud.’
    • ‘Would it be fair for someone my age to try to wed a young stud like him?’
    • ‘I would tell you to back off from that one even were it not for all the other, um, studs in your life.’
    • ‘Eight studs join the show halfway through to vie for the bodacious belle's affection.’
    • ‘Young studs across the country will pledge their allegiances to institutions of higher learning.’
    • ‘Then everyone will be astounded at my ability to catch such a young stud!’
    • ‘It's because I think he's a total stud and I'm hoping we can make out in the back of his car.’
    • ‘Trust me when I say that there are a lot of hot studs there.’
    • ‘And for years Roxy has remained Gotham's hottest spot for shirtless dancing studs.’
    • ‘I'm kissed and hugged and pinched by the studs, the bartenders, the drag queens, but that's it.’
    • ‘Upright and proper, she reclaims her right to be a female stud and to discover her sexual powers.’
    • ‘Not only does this man have the attitude of a massive stud, he's also talented.’
    • ‘Once again Bacon Magazine brings you the web stud of the month, a man named Jit.’
    • ‘Not only does Jit have the attitude of a massive stud, but he's also cultured.’
    • ‘Sadly none of the hot studs from ShowBiz Ireland editorial staff made the list!’
    • ‘We're not sexual super studs, just ordinary, everyday people and if we can do it, why can't you?’
    ladies' man, don juan, casanova, lothario, womanizer, playboy, lover, seducer, philanderer, flirt
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  • 3A form of poker in which the first card of a player's hand is dealt face down and the others face up, with betting after each round of the deal.

    • ‘It's an old fashioned antiquated game, since they are dealing five card stud.’
    • ‘With the way players were dropping this year, I never took the opportunity to trade away my depth for stud players.’
    • ‘The biggest individual win on super stud poker was £292,000 and this was in Birmingham.’
    • ‘It will have 16 tables for roulette, black jack, stud poker, dice and ponto banco.’
    • ‘This was a 7 card stud game and there was a 50 cent ante for each player every hand.’
    • ‘It has elements of stud and draw games in it, but is unique in that all betting is done heads-up, or man-to-man.’
    • ‘Well, there was that one time he wrote a poker game analogy, in which the two people playing 5-card stud drew cards.’
    • ‘I think we should play five card stud with nothing wild.’
    • ‘Each hand is then completed as a stud poker final hand by dealing the additional cards.’
    • ‘It might be a little tough to hold these in a game of 52-card stud, but they'll be great for a quick game of Go Fish.’
    • ‘One night, Van and six locals are playing some five card stud when it is discovered that the newcomer in the game is cheating.’
    • ‘Corruption, where there are both hidden and exposed cards, as in stud poker, is a game of bluffing and intimidation.’
    • ‘Be it slots, Caribbean stud poker, slot machines, roulette etc. the casinos have them all.’
    • ‘We're playing sing stud poker with two decks!’
    • ‘A decade or more ago, five-card stud and seven-card stud reigned as the most popular games along with draw and lowball.’
    • ‘In other words, they are playing seven-card stud vs. six or five card stud.’
    • ‘The game is dealt in the same way as 7 card stud 2 down 1 up.’
    • ‘In the old days, maybe a few hundred dollars rode on the last deal of a card in five stud or five draw.’
    • ‘Epstein covers seven stud and hold'em primarily, but much of what he discusses is applicable to all forms of poker.’

Origin

Old English stōd, of Germanic origin; related to German Stute ‘mare’, also to stand.

Pronunciation

stud

/stəd//stəd/