Stud
Stud Stud, n. [AS. studu a post; akin to Sw. st["o]d a prop, Icel. sto? a post, sty?ja to prop, and probably ultimately to E. stand; cf. D. stut a prop, G. st["u]tze. See {Stand}.] 1. A stem; a trunk. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Seest not this same hawthorn stud? --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An upright scanting, esp. one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of nail with a large head, used chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob; a boss. [1913 Webster]

A belt of straw and ivy buds, With coral clasps and amber studs. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]

Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems And studs of pearl. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. An ornamental button of various forms, worn in a shirt front, collar, wristband, or the like, not sewed in place, but inserted through a buttonhole or eyelet, and transferable. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) (a) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal. (b) A stud bolt. [1913 Webster]

6. An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable. [1913 Webster]

{Stud bolt}, a bolt with threads on both ends, to be screwed permanently into a fixed part at one end and receive a nut upon the other; -- called also {standing bolt}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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


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  • Stud — Stud, n. [OE. stod, stood, AS. st[=o]d; akin to OHG. stuota, G. stute a mare, Icel. st[=o]? stud, Lith. stodas a herd, Russ. stado, and to E. stand. The sense is properly, a stand, an establishment. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Steed}.] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • stud — Ⅰ. stud [1] ► NOUN 1) a large headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration. 2) a small projection fixed to the base of a shoe or boot to provide better grip. 3) a small piece of jewellery which is… …   English terms dictionary

  • stud — ‘place where horses are bred’ and stud ‘nail’ [OE] are different words. The former (like stable and stall) denotes etymologically a place where animals ‘stand’, in this case for breeding purposes. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *stōtham, a… …   Word origins

  • stud. — stud. = studiosus, z. B. stud. medicinae <lateinisch> (Student der Medizin; Abkürzung stud. med) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Stud — Stud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Studded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Studding}.] 1. To adorn with shining studs, or knobs. [1913 Webster] Thy horses shall be trapped, Their harness studded all with gold and pearl. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To set with detached… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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