stud

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English

Etymology 1

From Middle English stood, stod, from Old English stōd, from Proto-Germanic *stōdą. Cognate with Middle Low German stōt, German Stute, Dutch stoet and Old Norse stóð.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: stŭd, IPA(key): /stʌd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Noun

stud (plural studs)

  1. A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
    Synonym: sire
  2. A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
  3. (by extension, collective) A group of such animals.
  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.
    • 1673, Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet, An Essay upon the Advancement of Trade in Ireland
      In the studs of persons of quality in Ireland, where care is taken, [] we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigour, and size.
  6. (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
    Synonyms: he-man, hunk, stallion
    • 1969, Waldo Salt, Midnight Cowboy, spoken by Joe Buck (Jon Voight):
      Well, I'll tell you the truth now. I ain't a for-real cowboy, but I am one hell of a stud!
    • 1998, Tim Herlihy, The Wedding Singer, spoken by Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler):
      Wow, Julia! Sounds like to me like you got your pick of any man in this room to dance with so I want you to take your time and find amongst all these young studs here tonight the coolest, most un-losery guy in the bunch
    • 1999 December 16, Mark Wolf, “The V-chip has arrived with little fanfare”, in The Coshocton Tribune[1]:
      Those soap-opera studs and studettes sliding between satin sheets in the afternoon?
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Etymology 2

From Old English studu.

Noun

stud (plural studs)

  1. A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
    a collar with studs
  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.
  5. (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed.
    Synonym: 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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Translations

Verb

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.

Etymology 3

Noun

stud (plural studs)

  1. Clipping of student.

References

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

Anagrams


Czech

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

stud m

  1. shame (uncomfortable or painful feeling)

Related terms

Further reading

  • stud in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • stud in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

Noun

stud c (singular definite studen, plural indefinite stude)

  1. bullock, steer
  2. boor, oaf

Declension

References


Dutch

Noun

stud m (plural studs, diminutive studje n)

  1. colloquial (in the Netherlands) abbreviation of student

References

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

French

Etymology

From English

Pronunciation

Noun

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

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

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *studъ.

Noun

stȗd f (Cyrillic spelling сту̑д)

  1. (expressively) cold

Declension