stud


stud
stud
stud1 [stud]
n.
[ME stode < OE studu, column, pillar, post, akin to ON stoth, Ger stützen, to prop < IE * stūt- < base * stā-, to STAND]
1. any of a series of small knobs or rounded nailheads used to ornament a surface, as of leather
2. a small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener
3. any of a number of upright pieces in the outer or inner walls of a building, to which panels, siding, laths, etc. are nailed: see FRAME
4. a metal crossbar bracing a link, as in a chain cable
5. a projecting pin or peg used as a support, pivot, stop, etc. or, as in an automobile tire, to increase traction on ice
6. a screw threaded at each end, used in fastening metal to metal or concrete
7. 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: in full stud earring
vt.
studded, studding
1. to set or decorate with studs or studlike objects [a crown studded with jewels]
2. to be set thickly on; be scattered over [rocks stud the hillside]
3. to provide (a building) with studs or upright members
stud2 [stud]
n.
[ME stod < OE, akin to Ger stute, mare (OHG stuot, stud of horses) < IE * stādh- < base * sta-, to STAND]
1.
a) a number of horses, or sometimes other animals, esp. as kept for breeding
b) the place where these are kept
c) STUDHORSE
d) any male animal used esp. for breeding
2. Slang a virile, sexually promiscuous man
3. short for STUD POKER
adj.
1. of or having to do with a stud [a stud farm]
2. kept for breeding
——————
at stud
available for breeding: said of male animals

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
, , / (for ornament), / (for a shirt-bosom)


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