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Definition of "stud" []

  • An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, wallboard, or similar material. (noun)
  • A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface. (noun)
  • A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt. (noun)
  • A buttonlike earring mounted on a slender post, as of gold or steel, for wearing in a pierced earlobe. (noun)
  • Any of various protruding pins or pegs in machinery, used mainly as a support or pivot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stud" in a sentence
  • "There is probably no one at the olympic games who better fulfills the term stud and then yesterday he went on to win his first individual gold only to have to swim against Michael Phelps 29 minutes later and he still had a good race!"
  • ""The dress code policy allows for a religious exemption, and I explained to the principal and various school officials how my daughter's nose stud is essential to the expression of our family's religious values.""
  • "It's an impressive departure from previous TV teens who have struggled with their sexuality (the tennis stud is violently overcompensating to appear hetero, rather than bursting out of the closet with a heavily hyped kiss), but something went down last night that just wasn't right."