From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstudstud /stʌd/ noun 1 animal [countable, uncountable]HBA the use of animals, especially horses, for breeding, an animal that is used in this way, or a place where this is done a stud dog2 man [countable] informalSYSEX/HAVE SEX WITH a man who has a lot of sexual partners and who is very proud of his sexual ability3 on shoes [countable] British EnglishDSDCC one of a set of small pointed pieces of metal or plastic that are attached to the bottom of a running shoe, football boot etc to stop you from slipping4 in your ear [countable]DCJ a small round earring5 for decoration [countable]DC a round piece of metal that is stuck into a surface for decoration 6 for a shirt [countable]DC a small thing for fastening a shirt or collar, that consists of two round flat pieces of metal joined together by a bar7 board [countable] American EnglishTBC a board that is used to make the frame of a house
Examples from the Corpus
studThe temporary wall should be solid, with double top and bottom plates and a stud under each joist or rafter.A woman who behaves promiscuously is called a slut, but a man who behaves the same way is admiringly called a stud.a stud farmInternal finishes were generally simple with plaster finish to masonry, and lath-and-plaster to ceilings and stud partitions.The entire first floor outer walls are brick facing over concrete blocks, without any studs.Josh had a reputation of being the college stud.Tonight he wears peach-colored slacks, a matching gingham blouse, brass hoop earrings and a rhinestone stud in his nose.Flooring should be non-committal: plain, functional cord fitted carpet, or rubber stud flooring.He shaves, washes his hair and borrows a modest silver stud for his ear.a leather jacket with silver studsThen, coming to herself again, she pressed the stud at her neck and sounded the alarm.On an impulse, Kelly decided to drive to the stud and catch him there.
Origin stud 1. Old English stod2. Old English studu