Pronunciation Noun

stud (plural studs)

  1. A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
    Synonyms: sire
  2. A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
  3. (also by extension) A group of such animals.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigour, and size.
  4. An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
  5. A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
  6. (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
    Synonyms: he-man, hunk
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  • German: (horse) Zuchtstute
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stud (plural studs)

  1. A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
    a collar with studs
    • A belt of straw and ivy buds, / With coral clasps and amber studs.
    • 1671, John Milton, Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
      Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems / And studs of pearl.
  2. (jewelry) A small round earring.
    She's wearing studs in her ears.
  3. (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.
  4. (obsolete) A stem; a trunk.
    • Seest not this same hawthorn stud?
  5. (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
  6. (engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
  7. (engineering) A stud bolt.
  8. An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
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stud (studs, present participle studding; past and past participle studded)

  1. To set with stud#Noun|studs; to furnish with studs.
  2. To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
  3. To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
    • 2010, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Rose's Heavenly Cakes:
      Stud the cake all over with chocolate chips, pointed ends in.

stud (plural studs)

  1. Abbreviation of student#English|student.

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