stud: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stud), [key]
— n., v., adj. stud•ded, stud•ding,
  1. a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, esp. as an ornament.
  2. any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it: a collar stud.
  3. any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, etc.
  4. any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements.
  5. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tireto improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
  6. an earring consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
  7. the piece to which the fixed end of a hairspring is attached.
  1. to set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like: The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails.
  2. (of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of: Stars stud the sky.
  3. to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface: to stud raisins over a cake.
  4. to furnish with or support by studs.
  1. ornamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.


Pronunciation: (stud), [key]
— n.
  1. a studhorse or stallion.
  2. an establishment, as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding.
  3. a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner.
  4. a male animal, as a bull or ram, kept for breeding.
  5. a herd of animals kept for breeding.
  6. a man, esp. one who is notably virile and sexually active.
  7. See
  8. (of a male animal) offered for the purpose of breeding.
  1. of, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses.
  2. retained for breeding purposes.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. student.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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