stud [1] NOUN 1) a large-headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration. 2) a small projection fixed to the base of a shoe or boot to provide better grip. 3) a small piece of jewellery which is pushed through a pierced ear or nostril. 4) a fastener consisting of two buttons joined with a bar, used to fasten a shirt front or to fasten a collar to a shirt.
VERB (studded, studding) (usu. be studded) 1) decorate with studs or similar small objects. 2) strew or scatter: the sky was studded with stars.
DERIVATIVES studding noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «post, upright prop».
stud [2] NOUN 1) an establishment where horses or other domesticated animals are kept for breeding. 2) (also stud horse) a stallion. 3) informal a sexually active or virile young man. 4) (also stud poker) a form of poker in which the first card of a player's hand is dealt face down and the others face up, with betting after each round of the deal.
ORIGIN Old English, related to STAND(Cf. ↑stand).

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