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English Dictionary: stud by the DICT Development Group
5 results for stud
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a man who is virile and sexually active [syn: stud, {he- man}, macho-man]
  2. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    Synonym(s): stud, rivet
  3. an upright in house framing
    Synonym(s): scantling, stud
  4. adult male horse kept for breeding
    Synonym(s): stud, studhorse
  5. poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt
    Synonym(s): stud, stud poker
  1. scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; "Hills constellated with lights"
    Synonym(s): dot, stud, constellate
  2. provide with or construct with studs; "stud the wall"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stud \Stud\, n. [AS. studu a post; akin to Sw. st[94]d a prop,
      Icel. sto[?] a post, sty[?]ja to prop, and probably
      ultimately to E. stand; cf. D. stut a prop, G. st[81]tze. See
      1. A stem; a trunk. [Obs.]
                     Seest not this same hawthorn stud?      --Spenser.
      2. (Arch.) 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.
      3. 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.
      4. 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
      5. (Mach.)
            (a) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from
                  something, and sometimes forming a journal.
            (b) A stud bolt.
      6. 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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stud \Stud\, n. [OE. stod, stood, AS. st[d3]d; akin to OHG.
      stuota, G. stute a mare, Icel. st[d3][?] stud, Lith. stodas a
      herd, Russ. stado, and to E. stand. The sense is properly, a
      stand, an establishment. [fb]163. See {Stand}, and cf.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stud \Stud\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Studded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To adorn with shining studs, or knobs.
                     Thy horses shall be trapped, Their harness studded
                     all with gold and pearl.                     --Shak.
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarter \Quar"ter\, n. [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth
      part, fr. quartus the fourth. See {Quart}.]
      1. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or
            is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a
            quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour,
            etc. Hence, specifically:
            (a) The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds,
                  according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or
                  112 pounds.
            (b) The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of
                  grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part
                  of a chaldron of coal. --Hutton.
            (c) (Astron.) The fourth part of the moon's period, or
                  monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the
                  change or full.
            (d) One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one
                  fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal,
                  including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind
            (e) That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from
                  the heel to the vamp.
            (f) (Far.) That part on either side of a horse's hoof
                  between the toe and heel, being the side of the
            (g) A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.;
                  properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer
                  or shorter.
            (h) pl. (Mil.) The encampment on one of the principal
                  passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and
                  intercept convoys.
            (i) (Naut.) The after-part of a vessel's side, generally
                  corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also,
                  the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.
            (j) (Her.) One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it
                  is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a
                  perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.
      Note: When two coats of arms are united upon one escutcheon,
               as in case of marriage, the first and fourth quarters
               display one shield, the second and third the other. See
               {Quarter}, v. t., 5.
            (k) One of the four parts into which the horizon is
                  regarded as divided; a cardinal point; a direction'
                  principal division; a region; a territory.
                           Scouts each coast light-armed scour, Each
                           quarter, to descry the distant foe. --Milton.
            (l) A division of a town, city, or county; a particular
                  district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
            (m) (Arch.) A small upright timber post, used in
                  partitions; -- in the United States more commonly
                  called {stud}.
            (n) (Naut.) The fourth part of the distance from one point
                  of the compass to another, being the fourth part of
                  11[f8] 15[b7], that is, about 2[f8] 49[b7]; -- called
                  also {quarter point}.
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