stud

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English stōd.

Noun[edit]

stud (plural studs)

  1. A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
  2. A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
  3. A group of such animals.
    • Macaulay
      He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories.
    • Sir W. Temple
      In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigour, and size.
  4. An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
  5. A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
  6. (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old English studu.

Noun[edit]

stud (plural studs)

  1. A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
    a collar with studs
    • Marlowe
      A belt of straw and ivy buds, / With coral clasps and amber studs.
    • Milton
      Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems / And studs of pearl.
  2. (jewelry) A small round earring.
    She's wearing studs in her ears.
  3. (construction) A vertical post, especially one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.
  4. (obsolete) A stem; a trunk.
    • Spenser
      Seest not this same hawthorn stud?
  5. (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
  6. (engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
  7. (engineering) A stud bolt.
  8. An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
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Verb[edit]

stud (third-person singular simple present studs, present participle studding, simple past and past participle studded)

  1. To set with studs; to furnish with studs.
  2. To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
    • 2012, Antony Cooke, Dark Nebulae, Dark Lanes, and Dust Belts, page 82:
      [S]eemingly countless young hot stars stud the entire huge central region[.]
  3. To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
    • 2010, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Rose's Heavenly Cakes:
      Stud the cake all over with chocolate chips, pointed ends in.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *studъ (cold, shame).

Noun[edit]

stud m

  1. shame (uncomfortable or painful feeling)

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stuːd/, [sd̥uːˀð]

Noun[edit]

stud c (singular definite studen, plural indefinite stude)

  1. bullock, steer
  2. boor, oaf

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

stud m (plural studs, diminutive studje n)

  1. colloquial (in the Netherlands) abbreviation of student

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

stud m (plural studs)

  1. stud where stallions and mares are bred to improve the equine race
  2. assembly of horses for sale or racing

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *studъ.

Noun[edit]

stȗd f (Cyrillic spelling сту̑д)

  1. (expressively) cold

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