stud
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English stod, from Old English stōd; akin to Old Church Slavic stado flock and probably to Old High German stān to stand — more at stand Date: before 12th century 1. a. a group of animals and especially horses kept primarily for breeding b. a place (as a farm) where a stud is kept 2. studhorse; broadly a male animal kept for breeding 3. a. a young man ; guy; especially one who is virile and promiscuous b. a tough person c. hunk 2 II. noun Etymology: Middle English stode, from Old English studu; akin to Middle High German stud prop, Old Norse stoth post Date: before 12th century 1. a. one of the smaller uprights in the framing of the walls of a building to which sheathing, paneling, or laths are fastened ; scantling b. height from floor to ceiling 2. a. a boss, rivet, or nail with a large head used (as on a shield or belt) for ornament or protection b. a solid button with a shank or eye on the back inserted (as through an eyelet in a garment) as a fastener or ornament c. a small button-like ornament with a post for inserting through a body part (as the earlobe or nostril) and into a clasp 3. a. any of various infixed pieces (as a rod or pin) projecting from a machine and serving chiefly as a support or axis b. one of the metal or rubber cleats projecting from a snow tire to increase traction III. transitive verb (studded; studding) Date: circa 1506 1. to furnish (as a building or wall) with studs 2. to adorn, cover, or protect with studs 3. to set, mark, or decorate conspicuously often at intervals <
a sky studded with stars
>
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a career studded with honors
>
IV. abbreviation student

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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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

  • stud. — stud. 〈Abk. für lat.〉 Studiosus; stud. iur. (iuris) Student der Rechtswissenschaften; stud. med. (medicinae) Student der Medizin; stud. phil. (philosophiae) Student der Philosophie …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 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… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 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

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  • 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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