stud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stud provide with or construct with studs "stud the wall"
    • v stud scatter or intersperse like dots or studs "Hills constellated with lights"
    • n stud poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt
    • n stud adult male horse kept for breeding
    • n stud an upright in house framing
    • n stud ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    • n stud a man who is virile and sexually active
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Six eight-stud Lego pieces can be combined 102,981,500 ways.
    • n Stud A collection of breeding horses and mares, or the place where they are kept; also, a number of horses kept for a racing, riding, etc. "In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor, and size.""He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories."
    • Stud A kind of nail with a large head, used chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob; a boss. "A belt of straw and ivy buds,
      With coral clasps and amber studs ."
      "Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems
      And studs of pearl."
    • Stud (Mach) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
    • Stud A stem; a trunk. "Seest not this same hawthorn stud ?"
    • Stud (Mach) A stud bolt.
    • Stud An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
    • Stud 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.
    • Stud (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.
    • Stud To adorn with shining studs, or knobs. "Thy horses shall be trapped,
      Their harness studded all with gold and pearl."
    • Stud To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects; to set thickly, as with studs. "The sloping sides and summits of our hills, and the extensive plains that stretch before our view, are studded with substantial, neat, and commodious dwellings of freemen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece, courtesans wore sandals with nails studded into the sole so that their footprints would leave the message "Follow me".
    • n stud A post; an upright prop or support; specifically, one of the small beams or scantlings in a building, of the height of a single story, which, with the laths nailed upon them, form the walls of the different rooms. See cut under siding.
    • n stud The stem, trunk, or stock of a tree or shrub.
    • n stud A transverse piece of cast-iron inserted in each link of a chain cable to prop the sides apart and strengthen it. See cut under chain.
    • n stud A nail, boss, knob, or protuberance affixed to a surface, especially as an ornament.
    • n stud A piece in the form of a boss or knob for use as a button or fastener, or in some other way. A stud for a bolt is a rounded nut to be screwed on to the projecting end. A stud for lacing is a button set in an eyelet-hole and having an ear round which the lace is passed. A shirt-stud is an ornamental button commonly with a tang or a spire by which it can be inserted in and removed from an eyelet-hole or small buttonhole in the front of the shirt.
    • stud To furnish with or support by studs, or upright props.
    • stud To set with or as with studs.
    • stud To set with protuberant objects of any kind; scatter over with separate things rising above the surface: as, a bay studded with islands.
    • stud To lie scattered over the surface of; be spread prominently about in.
    • n stud A number of horses kept for any purpose, especially for breeding or sporting.
    • n stud The place where a stud is kept, especially for breeding; a stud-farm.
    • n stud A stallion, especially one kept for service in breeding; a stud-horse.
    • n stud Dogs kept for breeding; a kennel.
    • n stud Middle English forms of stead.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stud stud a collection of breeding horses and mares, also the place where they are kept: a collection of horses for racing or hunting, also of other animals, even of dogs in America
    • n Stud stud a nail with a large head: an ornamental double-headed button worn in a cuff or shirt-front: one of the intermediate posts in a partition to which laths are nailed: a cross-piece in the links of a chain-cable for strengthening: a small pin in a watch: a trunk, stem
    • v.t Stud to adorn with knobs: to set thickly, as with studs:—pr.p. stud′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. stud′ded
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stod, stood, AS. stōd,; akin to OHG. stuota, G. stute, a mare, Icel. stō, stud, Lith. stodas, a herd, Russ. stado, and to E. stand,. The sense is properly, a stand, an establishment. √163. See Stand, and cf. Steed

Usage

In literature:

The material appears to be quartz, studded with diamonds enough to enrich a kingdom.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
Let us, therefore, hie to the stud-farm, observe its methods and proceed to apply them to the human race.
"Science and Morals and Other Essays" by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
Why, he had pledged her studs, her brooches and God knows what all!
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
It was thick and heavy, made of oak, and iron studded.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
The Nebula leaped toward the star-studded skies.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The one thing that worried him a little was the studs.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
I feel like a regular 'toff,' don't you know, but my studs are for the moment lost.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
He had quite a large kennel of hounds, and a fine stud of horses.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
It looks something like a collar stud, only somehow you wouldn't expect to find a collar stud there.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
The Duke's stud-groom was telling me about it last year.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
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In poetry:

A Desk he had of curious Work,
With glittering Studs about;
Within the same did Sandys lurk,
Though Ovid lay without.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
Then the moon in silvery brightness,
Will show her pale, sad face;
And the stars as her attendants,
Will stud infinite space.
"Sunset" by Mary Weston Fordham
The dew lies heavy, and its gems
Stud the luxuriant, grassy stems.
The happy night with wassail rings;
So feasted here the former kings.
"An Ode Appropriate To A Festivity" by Confucius
Above the hills, the white light fills
The vast, star-studded dome,
Then, into sight,
A disk of light,
She swings from her eastern home.
"At the Trysting-Place" by Ozora Stearns Davis
With conscious proide
I stud insoide
And look'd the World's Great Fair in,
Until me sight
Was dazzled quite,
And couldn't see for staring.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
A crimson garment in the rose thou wear'st;
A crown of studded gold thou bear'st;
The virgin blies in their white
Are clad but with the lawn of almost naked light.
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley

In news:

Questroyal Stud will relocate graded-stakes winner Andromeda's Hero to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
Star-studded lineup turns out for Emeril Lagasse's Stadium kickoff.
The Irony of Paramount's Star-Studded Photo.
Shackleford is scheduled to enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2012 racing season.
Lentenor, Barbaro's full brother , is retired, might stand at stud.
New gaskets are also supplied and installed over the new studs.
This lovely side dish of light, fluffy bulgur studded with bits of toasted almonds and crisp green bean s is a wonderful alternative to rice.
Gossip blogger Perez Hilton rang in his 34th birthday with a star-studded, Mad Hatter -themed fete on Sunday, March 25.
The Duke of Cambridge attended the star-studded Audi Polo Challenge alone.
' Tiara Sensation' at the Stud.
The Tribeca Film Festival is about a lot more than film premieres, red carpets and star-studded parties.
Tod 's studded leather quilted ballet flats, $445.
The Monitor's Daniel B Wood interviewed Vidal in 2006 at his art-studded home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.
Vinery has announced their 2013 stud fees for the stallion divisions in Kentucky and New York.
Soaring Empire will enter stud in 2013 at Vinery New York, according to an announcement made by Vinery 's Dan Hayden.
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In science:

Arithmetic mirror symmetry for a two-parameter family of Calabi-Yau manifolds, in Mirror Symmetry V, AMS/IP Stud.
Emergent spacetime from modular motives
Gene expression studies on a small-scale are common place, the first work package investigates the difficulties of automating systematic gene expression stud ies on a large-scale.
An e-Infrastructure for Collaborative Research in Human Embryo Development
Segur, The inverse scattering transform-Fourier analysis for nonlinear problems, Stud.
Inverse Scattering Transform and the Theory of Solitons
Liu, Localization and conjectures from string duality , Proceedings of the International Conference on Complex Geometry and Related Fields, 175–191, AMS/IP Stud.
Descendent integrals and tautological rings of moduli spaces of curves
Ohta,On Discrete Painlev Equations associated with the Lattice KdV Systems and the Painlev´e VI Equation, Stud.
Generalized symmetry integrability test for discrete equations on the square lattice
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