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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


adjective covered, dotted, scattered, spotted, peppered, sprinkled, spangled a metal panel studded with small microphones


[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
References in classic literature ?
The heavens were still studded with stars, when Hawkeye came to arouse the sleepers.
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.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
A little piece ahead," said Sam, giving a wink to Andy with the eye which was on Andy's side of the head; and he added, gravely, "but I've studded on de matter, and I'm quite clar we ought not to go dat ar way.
They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl; of "the solitary rocks and promontories" by them only inhabited; of the coast of Norway, studded with isles from its southern extremity, the Lindeness, or Naze, to the North Cape -
The entrance door was a huge one made of massive, curiously shaped panels of oak studded with big iron nails and bound with great iron bars.
Turning over the leaves, Magdalen came to one particular page, thickly studded with little drops of moisture half dry.
Wemmick," said the turnkey, who kept us between the two studded and spiked lodge gates, and who carefully locked one before he unlocked the other, "what's Mr.
Edward II gave to Piers Gaveston a suit of red-gold armour studded with jacinths, a collar of gold roses set with turquoise-stones, and a skull-cap parseme with pearls.
As soon as the roc sees you he will fly away from fear, but you must walk on till you come to a castle covered with plates of gold, studded with jewels.
On the contrary, he must attack and fall upon them with a gallant bearing and a fearless heart, and, if possible, vanquish and destroy them, even though they have for armour the shells of a certain fish, that they say are harder than diamonds, and in place of swords wield trenchant blades of Damascus steel, or clubs studded with spikes also of steel, such as I have more than once seen.
The strangest figures we saw were the Slovaks, who were more barbarian than the rest, with their big cow-boy hats, great baggy dirty-white trousers, white linen shirts, and enormous heavy leather belts, nearly a foot wide, all studded over with brass nails.