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STUD, n. [G., a stay or prop; to butt at, to gore. The sense of the root is to set, to thrust. G. It coincides with stead, place.]

1. In building, a small piece of timber or joist inserted in the sills and beams, between the posts, to support he beams or other main timbers. The boards on the outside and the laths on the inside of a building, are also nailed to the studs.

2. A nail with a large head, inserted in work chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob.

A belt of straw, and ivy buds, with coral clasps and amber studs.

Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossd with gems and studs of pearl.

3. A collection of breeding horses and mares; or the place where they are kept.

In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor and fire.

4. A button for a shirt sleeve.

STUD, v.t.

1. To adorn with shining studs or knobs.

Their horses shall be trappd, their harness studded all with gold and pearl.

2. To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects.




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STUD, n. [G., a stay or prop; to butt at, to gore. The sense of the root is to set, to thrust. G. It coincides with stead, place.]

1. In building, a small piece of timber or joist inserted in the sills and beams, between the posts, to support he beams or other main timbers. The boards on the outside and the laths on the inside of a building, are also nailed to the studs.

2. A nail with a large head, inserted in work chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob.

A belt of straw, and ivy buds, with coral clasps and amber studs.

Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossd with gems and studs of pearl.

3. A collection of breeding horses and mares; or the place where they are kept.

In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor and fire.

4. A button for a shirt sleeve.

STUD, v.t.

1. To adorn with shining studs or knobs.

Their horses shall be trappd, their harness studded all with gold and pearl.

2. To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects.


STUD, n. [Sax. stod, studu; Ice. stod; D. stut; Sw. stöd; G. stütze, a stay or prop; stützen, to butt at, to gore; Dan. stöder, to push, to thrust, G. stossen. The sense of the root is to set, to thrust. It coincides with stead, place, Ir. stadam, to stay or stand, stid, a prop.]

  1. In building, a small piece of timber or joist inserted in the sills and beams, between the posts, to support the beams or other main timbers. The hoards on the outside and the laths on the inside of a building, are also nailed to the studs.
  2. A nail with a large head, inserted in, work chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob. A belt of straw, and ivy buds, / With coral clasps and amber studs. – Ralegh. Crystal and myrrhine cups, emboss'd with gems / And studs of pearl. – Milton.
  3. A collection of breeding horses and mares; or the place where they are kept. In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses, bred of excellent shape, vigor and fire. – Temple.
  4. A button for a shirt sleeve.

STUD, v.t.

  1. To adorn with shining studs or knobs. Their horses shall be trapp'd, / Their harness studded all with gold and pearl. – Shak.
  2. To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects.

Stud
  1. A collection of breeding horses and mares, or the place where they are kept; also, a number of horses kept for a racing, riding, etc.

    In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor, and size. Sir W. Temple.

    He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories. Macaulay.

  2. A stem; a trunk.

    [Obs.]

    Seest not this same hawthorn stud? Spenser.

  3. To adorn with shining studs, or knobs.

    Thy horses shall be trapped,
    Their harness studded all with gold and pearl.
    Shak.

  4. An upright scanting, esp. one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.
  5. To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects] to set thickly, as with studs.

    The sloping sides and summits of our hills, and the extensive plains that stretch before our view, are studded with substantial, neat, and commodious dwellings of freemen. Bp. Hobart.

  6. A kind of nail with a large head, used chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob; a boss.

    A belt of straw and ivy buds,
    With coral clasps and amber studs.
    Marlowe.

    Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems
    And studs of pearl.
    Milton.

  7. An ornamental button of various forms, worn in a shirt front, collar, wristband, or the like, not sewed in place, but inserted through a buttonhole or eyelet, and transferable.
  8. A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.

    (b)
  9. An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.

    Stud bolt, a bolt with threads on both ends, to be screwed permanently into a fixed part at one end and receive a nut upon the other; -- called also standing bolt.

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Stud

STUD, noun [G., a stay or prop; to butt at, to gore. The sense of the root is to set, to thrust. G. It coincides with stead, place.]

1. In building, a small piece of timber or joist inserted in the sills and beams, between the posts, to support he beams or other main timbers. The boards on the outside and the laths on the inside of a building, are also nailed to the studs.

2. A nail with a large head, inserted in work chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob.

A belt of straw, and ivy buds, with coral clasps and amber studs.

Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossd with gems and studs of pearl.

3. A collection of breeding horses and mares; or the place where they are kept.

In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor and fire.

4. A button for a shirt sleeve.

STUD, verb transitive

1. To adorn with shining studs or knobs.

Their horses shall be trappd, their harness studded all with gold and pearl.

2. To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects.

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