- stud1 [ stʌd ] noun *▸ 1 small piece of metal▸ 2 sexually attractive man▸ 3 wooden support for wall▸ 4 male animal for breeding▸ 5 type of card game1. ) count a small piece of metal that sticks up from the surface of something, usually as a decoration:a jacket covered with metal studsa ) a small piece of jewelry on a short metal post that is worn through a part of your body:ear/nose/tongue studb ) a small piece of metal on a short metal base that decorates or fastens clothingc ) a small piece of metal on a tire to prevent slipping on snow and ice2. ) count INFORMAL a man who is admired for being sexually attractive and good at sex:He thinks he's such a stud.3. ) count a wooden support for a wall in a building4. ) count a valuable male animal with good qualities, especially a horse or BULL that people BREED to produce young animalsa ) a group of male horses kept together for BREEDINGb ) put out/retire to stud to keep a male animal that no longer works for BREEDING:When Ebony grew too old to race they put him out to stud.5. ) uncount a type of POKER (=card game):seven-card studstudstud 2 [ stʌd ] verb transitive usually passiveto be in many different places in an area or on the surface of something:Thousands of colored stones studded the walls.stud something with something: a dark sky studded with stars
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.