stud

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[[t]stʌd[/t]]
n. v. stud•ded, stud•ding
1) a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, esp. as an ornament
2) clo any buttonlike, usu. ornamental object mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it:
a collar stud[/ex]
3) bui 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) mac any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like on machines or other implements
5) jew an earring consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe
6) to set with or as if with studs or the like
7) to be scattered over the surface of:
Stars studded the sky[/ex]
8) to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over a surface
9) to furnish with or support by studs
Etymology: bef. 900; OE studu post II
stud
[[t]stʌd[/t]] n.
1) ahb. dch a studhorse or stallion
2) ahb. dch any male animal kept for breeding
3) ahb. dch a group of horses or other animals kept for breeding
4) dch an establishment, as a farm, where horses are kept for breeding
5) dch ahb. a number of horses or other animals bred or kept by one owner
6) cvb sts Slang. a man who is notably virile and sexually active
7) gam
stud poker
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE stōd place where horses are bred, c. MLGstōt, OHGstuot, ON stōth; akin to stand

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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


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