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stud 1

1. An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, drywall, or similar material.
2. A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
a. A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt.
b. A buttonlike earring or other piercing mounted on a slender post, as of gold or steel.
a. Any of various protruding pins or pegs in machinery, used mainly as a support or pivot.
b. One of a number of small metal cleats embedded in a snow tire to increase traction on slippery or snowy roads.
5. A metal crosspiece used as a brace in a link, as in a chain cable.
tr.v. stud·ded, stud·ding, studs
1. To provide with or construct with studs or a stud.
2. To set with studs or a stud: stud a bracelet with rubies.
3. To be scattered over: Daisies studded the meadow.

[Middle English stode, from Old English studu; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stud 2

a. A group of animals, especially horses, kept for breeding.
b. A male animal, such as a stallion, that is kept for breeding.
c. A stable or farm where these animals are kept.
2. Slang
a. A usually young man who is very sexually active or promiscuous.
b. A usually young man regarded as attractive and physically fit.
3. Slang A person who is extremely competent in a given area.
4. Games Stud poker.
at stud
Available or offered for breeding. Used of animals.

[Middle English stod, establishment for breeding horses, from Old English stōd; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.studded - dotted or adorned with or as with studs or nailheads; usually used in combination; "star-studded heavens"; "diamond-studded belt"
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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adjective covered, dotted, scattered, spotted, peppered, sprinkled, spangled a metal panel studded with small microphones
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[ˈstʌdɪd] adj
(= decorated with studs) [jacket, leather belt] → clouté(e)
studded with sth (= decorated) (diamonds, precious stones)incrusté(e) de qch
studded with sth (= full of) → truffé(e) de qch
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References in classic literature ?
Then magnificent gold medals set with precious stones were presented to each of the twenty-six officers; and the Tin Woodman was given a new axe studded with diamonds; and the Scarecrow received a silver jar of complexion powder.
A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.
The reason is that this morning we received a visit from an elderly--almost an old--man whose breast was studded with orders.
The vast plain was studded on the west with innumerable hills of conical shape, such as are seen north of the Arkansas River.
The Nebraska is studded with islands covered with that species of poplar called the cotton-wood tree.
It was written in the formal manner he affected, studded with pompous epithets as a Persian diadem was studded with precious stones; and in the beautiful hand, like black letter and as difficult to read, upon which he prided himself.
A richly wrought leathern girdle, studded with precious stones, and held in place by a huge carved buckle of gold, clasped the garment about her waist so that the upper portion fell outward over the girdle after the manner of a blouse.
There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive-ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows; and everywhere the hedgerows are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red-brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash.
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SALEM - A series of bills that would impose a new state fee on studded tire purchases drew a tepid response from lawmakers at an initial public hearing Wednesday.
DRESS up your studs with New Look's Tokyo doll blue studded cut out back vest, PS19.99.
Jenab studded belt, pounds 69, Ted Baker,, 0845 130 4278 * 2.