a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament.
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.
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.
any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements.
Automotive. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire ) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
an earring consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
Horology. the piece to which the fixed end of a hairspring is attached.
to set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like: The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails.
(of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of: Stars stud the sky.
to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface: to stud raisins over a cake.
to furnish with or support by studs.
ornamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.
- un·stud·ded, adjective
Other definitions for stud (2 of 3)
a studhorse or stallion.
an establishment, such as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding.
a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner.
a male animal, such as a bull or ram, kept for breeding.
a herd of animals kept for breeding.
a man who is notably virile and sexually active.
a handsome man with an attractive physique; a hunk.
a young man.
Poker. stud poker.
a Black woman or girl, especially a lesbian, who embraces identity markers, such as clothing, hairstyle, interests, or behaviors that are associated with traditional expressions of masculinity: Masculine women are my type so I've dated a lot of studs.: Compare butch (def. 1a).
of, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses.
retained for breeding purposes.
noting or relating to a Black woman or girl, especially a lesbian, who embraces identity markers, such as clothing, hairstyle, interests, or behaviors, that are associated with traditional expressions of masculinity; butch: There's a lot of stud lesbians in the club tonight!
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How to use stud in a sentence
The Festival’s virtual programming will include powerful daytime interactive sessions and star-studded evening concerts and connections.
Last summer, Angel City FC, a 2022 expansion team from Los Angeles, unveiled a star-studded group featuring actresses Natalie Portman, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain and tennis icon Serena Williams.Washington Spirit’s high-profile investment group includes Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager | Steven Goff | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
When we presented them to her, she scoffed and said that no one ever listens to her, that she has diamond studs and that we should return them.Miss Manners: She’s ‘best’ at giving gifts but stinks at receiving them | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
My mom and I bought her diamond studs, which quite blew our budget, but we wanted to recognize her milestone birthday.Miss Manners: She’s ‘best’ at giving gifts but stinks at receiving them | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Because of coronavirus-related restrictions on large gatherings, the 2,360-seat Opera House won’t host the star-studded show, said Kennedy Center president and chief executive Deborah Rutter.Kennedy Center Honors will stage almost a week of events celebrating Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Joan Baez and more | Peggy McGlone | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The Queen is passionate about racing, and the royal stud is her greatest pride and joy.
In a Hot Springs, Arkansas, stud-poker game, a player named Burke became justly incensed one evening because he could not win.
Off the field, the Texas A&M stud was the most hyped college football player since Tim Tebow.Don’t Cry for Johnny Football. The NFL’s 22nd Pick Will Do Just Fine. | Ben Teitelbaum | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is the stud you love to hate—at least onscreen.Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on S&M with Kate Upton and that ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene | Marlow Stern | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“John Cusack will forever be a stud,” says Melissa Middleton, “pinfluencer” and founder of JNSQ, an online lifestyle blog.An Ode to the Trench Coat: The Burberry vs. The Lloyd Dobler | Sara Lieberman | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had had his jaw smashed but I have seen men pull longer faces at breaking a collar stud.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
He wears a real pearl stud and a good signet ring; also a gold wrist watch, face broken and hands stopped at seven-fifteen.Dope | Sax Rohmer
There were in the royal stud more than thirty thousand brood mares and three hundred stallions.
The upper part of the stud is screwed, and carries the guard D and an hexagonal nut E. F is the india-rubber.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
A is the central boss of the grating, into which is screwed the stud B, upon which is forged the collar C.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
British Dictionary definitions for stud (1 of 2)
a large-headed nail or other projection protruding from a surface, usually as decoration
a type of fastener consisting of two discs at either end of a short shank, used to fasten shirtfronts, collars, etc
building trades a vertical member made of timber, steel, etc, that is used with others to construct the framework of a wall
a headless bolt that is threaded at both ends, the centre portion being unthreaded
any short projection on a machine, such as the metal cylinder that forms a journal for the gears on a screw-cutting lathe
the crossbar in the centre of a link of a heavy chain
one of a number of rounded projections on the sole of a boot or shoe to give better grip, as on a football boot
to provide, ornament, or make with studs
to dot or cover (with): the park was studded with daisies
building trades to provide or support (a wall, partition, etc) with studs
British Dictionary definitions for stud (2 of 2)
a group of pedigree animals, esp horses, kept for breeding purposes
any male animal kept principally for breeding purposes, esp a stallion
a farm or stable where a stud is kept
the state or condition of being kept for breeding purposes: at stud; put to stud
(modifier) of or relating to such animals or the place where they are kept: a stud farm; a stud horse
slang a virile or sexually active man
short for stud poker
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