- studstud1 [stud]n.[ME stode < OE studu, column, pillar, post, akin to ON stoth, Ger stützen, to prop < IE * stūt- < base * stā-, to STAND]1. any of a series of small knobs or rounded nailheads used to ornament a surface, as of leather2. a small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener3. any of a number of upright pieces in the outer or inner walls of a building, to which panels, siding, laths, etc. are nailed: see FRAME4. a metal crossbar bracing a link, as in a chain cable5. a projecting pin or peg used as a support, pivot, stop, etc. or, as in an automobile tire, to increase traction on ice6. a screw threaded at each end, used in fastening metal to metal or concrete7. an earring consisting of a small ornament, as a gem, on a metal post that passes through a hole in the ear lobe, held in place by a fastener that attaches behind the ear: in full stud earringvt.studded, studding1. to set or decorate with studs or studlike objects [a crown studded with jewels]2. to be set thickly on; be scattered over [rocks stud the hillside]3. to provide (a building) with studs or upright membersstud2 [stud]n.[ME stod < OE, akin to Ger stute, mare (OHG stuot, stud of horses) < IE * stādh- < base * sta-, to STAND]1.a) a number of horses, or sometimes other animals, esp. as kept for breedingb) the place where these are kept☆ c) STUDHORSEd) any male animal used esp. for breeding2. Slang a virile, sexually promiscuous man3. short for STUD POKERadj.1. of or having to do with a stud [a stud farm]2. kept for breeding——————at studavailable for breeding: said of male animals
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.